Halloween Safety Tips

Sunday October 30th, 2011

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The Essex County OPP want you to ensure that your child is aware of all the safety rules this Halloween. Please take a few minutes to review the following safety rules with your child:

  •   Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street!
  •   Look both ways before crossing the street!
  •   Cross the street only at corners!
  •   Don’t hide or cross the street between parked cars!
  •   Wear light coloured reflective-type clothing so you are visible! Or, affix    reflective tape to the costume.
  •   Plan your route and share it with your family!  Decide on a curfew!
  •   If possible go with an adult!  Recommended for children under 9 years old or incapable of understanding road safety.
  •   Carry a flashlight to light your way!
  •   Visit homes that have the porch light on!
  •   Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house.
  •   Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes.
  •   Be cautious of animals and strangers.
  •   Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating.  Don’t eat any candy while out trick-or-treating and especially if the package is already opened.  To protect from choking or allergies.
  •   If operating a motor vehicle during this time frame, please be extra cautious, while being cognizant of the little goblins and ghosts walking around the sub-divisions. 

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