For Halloween Preparations:
Do plan a route ahead of time. For little ones trick-or-treating alone, check-in times are a good idea.
Do keep your pets in a quiet place. Too much excitement from strangers and costumed visitors might stress them out.
Do make sure that your driveway and walkway are free of ice.
Don’t leave any potentially hazardous items such as tools or extension cords in your yard, driveway or front walkway.
Do trick-or-treat with friends, and stick together.
Do double check both directions when crossing the street. Both drivers and pedestrians have the responsibility to be vigilant.
Don’t wear dark costumes without any items, such as glow sticks or lights, that add visibility.
Don’t visit houses that do not have lights on. There will be plenty that are decorated and ready to hand out treats!
Do expect trick-or-treaters to be jaywalking, crossing driveways and alleyways, and appearing from behind parked cars. Pay extra attention and drive slowly through busy neighbourhoods.
Do take extra care to make eye contact with pedestrians. Costumes and masks can obstruct childrens’ view when crossing the road.
Do be sure to look out for trick-or-treaters in dark costumes. They may not have something light or glowing to make them visible.
Don’t use your phone while driving. Pay attention to the road, pedestrians, and cars around you.
Don’t drink and drive. If you are attending a Halloween party, make arrangements to get home safely or stay over.
Help keep my kids and your kids safe out there tonight! Happy Halloween