As, of course, safety rules can be easily forgotten, the OPP wants to see that every trick or treater has an enjoyable and safe Halloween tonight. Here are some safety to help make the night a memorable one for parents, guardians and children. Children under the age of nine should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child and never trick or treat alone; go with a group or adult. Choose face paint instead of masks (masks restrict your ability to see potential hazards). Never go inside a home to get treats. Never crisscross along the street. Cross at crosswalks or intersections. Use sidewalks if available. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic. Always let parents and guardians know which route you will be taking and what time you are likely to return home. And always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them.
Note: Also, carry a flashlight and use reflective materials to increase visibility to drivers, trick or treat in familiar areas that are well lit and if you’re driving, do so with caution, be on the lookout for trick or treaters and enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully and proceed with caution.
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