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Halloween Safety

Incident Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 15:00
Location: 
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2017-10-27

Halloween is an exciting night and the streets and sidewalks will be filled with children in neighbourhoods across the city collecting their treats. The Thunder Bay Police Service is reminding motorists to be especially vigilant on the streets and roads on Tuesday night.

Thunder Bay Police Service is providing the following Halloween safety tips, to help ensure a safe evening for all trick-or-treaters:

· Wear well-fitting masks (make up is best) and costumes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls
· Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you
· Hold a flashlight or glow stick while trick-or-treating to help you see and ensure others see you
· Go trick or treating in groups or with a trusted adult. It is more fun!
· Avoid going to homes that are in darkness.
· Plan a route for older children who may go trick or treating without parental supervision
· Reinforce the importance of staying together as a group and set a specific time for them to return home
· Never accept rides from strangers
· Always WALK and don't run from house to house
· Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible
· If there is not a sidewalk, always walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
· Do not eat treats before parents have been able to check them
· Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers

Have a safe Happy Halloween!

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