As all parents know, Halloween is a night when safety for young and excitable children is going to be paramount. It never hurts to brush up on Halloween safety knowledge, so we asked Toronto Police Services Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy for a few timely reminders.
Halloween Safety Tips from Toronto Police:
There are no tricks to having a safe Halloween.
- Young children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. We recommend that older kids travel in groups.
- If your child wears a mask, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough so that he or she can see although.
- The use of electronic devices such as headphones and texting should be avoided as these result in distractions, particularly when crossing the street.
- Drivers must be extra vigilant on this evening and should expect that a child could dart out onto road an any moment.
- Drivers: remember, children may be preoccupied with the trick-or-treating and may not be paying attention to the rules of the road. Keep vehicle speeds at or below the posted limits, and scan the road for children attempting to cross streets mid-block
For other useful Halloween tips, be sure to check out our other Halloween posts!
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- Handy Halloween Checklist – no more rushing on the eve of Halloween! Follow these tips to slow down, savour and enjoy the cuteness while staying organized, too!
- Pumpkin Pie-Inspired Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Tried and true, a fan favourite super easy recipe!