OPP offers these tips for trick or treaters and their families.
Police advise you to carry a flashlight and choose a costume with bright colours and reflective material so drivers can see you.
They also recommend you stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that are well lit and that are clearly participating in Halloween. And never go inside a house for your treat.
Here are some other tips:
- Use makeup instead of masks as masks can reduce your ability to see obstacles, vehicles and other people
- Avoid baggy, long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard
- Walk, don’t run and remember to stop, look and listen before crossing the street
- Never criss-cross the street, instead cross at crosswalks or intersections
- Never trick or treat alone, go in a group or with an adult
- If trick or treating with friends tell your parents/guardians your route and when you will be home
- Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them
Motorists are reminded to drive with caution and be on the lookout for trick or treaters throughout the afternoon and evening.