With Halloween upon us the Thunder Bay Police Service notes it’s important for trick-or-treaters to keep safe.
Some tips include:
• Wear well-fitting masks (make up is best) and costumes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
• Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
• Hold a flashlight or glow stick while trick-or-treating to help you see and ensure others see you.
• Go trick or treating in groups or with a trusted adult. It is more fun!
• Avoid going to homes that are in darkness.
• Plan a route for older children who may go trick or treating without parental supervision.
• Reinforce the importance of staying together as a group and set a specific time for them to return home.
• Never accept rides from strangers.
• Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
• Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible
• If there is not a sidewalk, always walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
• Do not eat treats before parents have been able to check them.
• Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.