How to keep everyone safe on Halloween

How to keep everyone safe on Halloween

Winnipeg is ready for Halloween, people had decorated houses, bought or made costumes, office parties are the place to be and of course, kids are as always excited!

Trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition for children and adults in many countries. Children in costumes go from house-to-house, asking for treats with the phrase "Trick or treat". Children are having fun and getting some treats mostly candies, chocolates, and cookies, parents are there to support and take part in this festive tradition. Not everyone chooses to participate, but, trust me, those who do, have a lot of fun!

The RCMP says that young trick-or-treaters are often so excited by the fun that they forget to follow regular safety rules.

Children:

Never trick-or-treat alone. Always walk with an adult or a group of friends.

Make sure you can be seen. Wear reflective, bright color costumes, or fasten reflective tape to your costume or bag. Avoid masks that restrict your vision.

Only visit well-lit houses.

Don’t go into the house for your treats; always wait outside.

Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.

Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.

Don’t criss-cross the street or run out from between parked cars. Always go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side.

Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.

Watch for open flames from jack-o-lanterns and displays.

Don’t trample through gardens or bushes. Always use pathways and sidewalks.

Motorists:

Halloween means there will be children on the streets. Drivers need to use extra caution. With the excitement of Halloween, children may forget simple pedestrian safety rules.

Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert.

Slow down and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways or backing up.

Fellow Winnipeggers, let’s all be prepared, so get your or your kid's costumes ready, plan to attend as many parties as you possibly can and get ready to have fun. The Halloween spirit is here, get ready to get spooky! 

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