Tips for a safe and happy Halloween
Don’t be scared to be safe on Halloween.
MD Ambulance is suggesting a few ways parents and youths can keep safe while trick-or-treating. Wear bright colors and carry a flashlight, MD Ambulance said in a news release.
Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods and never trick-or-treat alone. Use crosswalks and cross at street corners, always making sure to look both ways before stepping into the street and if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and stay as far off the road as possible.
Try to avoid loose-fitting costumes to keep from tripping and try to use makeup instead of masks to see and hear better. Carrying large objects such as swords could cause a fall.
Law enforcement emphasizes that children should trick-or-treat only at houses that have outside lights on and not go inside the house, but wait outside the door for treats.
Pets can be frightened by all the new visitors and costumes so police suggest keeping them inside or locked up in the yard. To ensure a safe Halloween, homeowners are encouraged to clear their yards of tripping hazards such as hoses and extension cords.
Children shouldn’t eat their treats until they get home so a parent or older sibling can check they are safe to eat and to ensure they aren’t allergic to the ingredients.
CAA Saskatchewan is asking motorists to watch for excited trick-or-treaters and slow down at least 10 kilometers per hour below the speed limit in residential neighborhoods. Drivers should avoid detouring through residential areas. Party goers should not drink and drive and should plan a safe ride home.