Halloween has traditionally been one of the most exciting holidays for children. Here is helpful information from The RCMP in BC to ensure that has a safe, enjoyable, and accident-free Halloween.
PARENTS please ensure your children:
- are dressed appropriately for the weather
- are visible wearing reflective tape on the front and back of their costumes for better visibility, or light sticks which can be worn around their necks or wrists
- carry a flashlight
- walk in groups - staying together
- stick to well lit, populated areas;
- accept treats at the front door, never go inside a house
- cross only at corners. Never dart between parked cars or in the middle of the block
- It is also a good idea to take a cell phone with you in case of an emergency.
- DO NOT eat any candy until it has been checked by an adult.
- Let your parents know where you are going (the general route) and when you will be home.
- Do not trick or treat at houses that have their lights out.
- Use the sidewalk, and do not run across lawns or gardens.
- Cross the street at crosswalks or intersections and make sure you look both ways.
- Do not eat homemade treats or fruit if you do not know who made them and where they came from..
- Throw away any treats that are not in sealed packaging.
- Wear good solid shoes and make sure your costume is not to long to prevent tripping.
- Trick or treat early, and finish early so you are not out late at night.
- Never go into alleys, parking lots, wooded areas, or vacant lots.
- Stay in well lit areas.
- Do not go near animals you do not know.
- Stay away from firecrackers and fireworks, or anyone playing with them. Not only are they illegal to have, but they are Very Dangerous!
- please slow down and to watch for kids that might dart in front of you
- Focus on surroundings - pay attention to crosswalks and intersection
FIRE CRACKERS ARE ILLEGAL
Firecrackers are small bombs and have resulted in serious injury including burns, hearing loss and loss of fingers.