OPP PROVIDE SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN
(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON) - Halloween is around the corner and the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police would like to provide a few tips to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable.
- Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating and select a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase visibility to drivers.
- Use makeup instead of masks. Masks can reduce one's ability to see obstacles or vehicles.
- Avoid baggy, long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard.
- Walk while trick-or-treating, don't run and remember to stop, look and listen before crossing the street.
- Never criss-cross the street while trick-or-treating. Cross at crosswalks or intersections.
- Never trick-or-treat alone, go in a group or with an adult.
- Never go inside a house to get a treat.
- Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them.
- If trick-or-treating with friends, tell your parents or guardians about your route and what time you will be home.
The OPP is also asking motorists to be cautious during their travels as children collect their treats.
"Halloween is a fun-filled event for kids and adults. Please be cautious on our roadways to ensure it is a safe day for everyone." Staff Sergeant Manuela Byrnes.