It’s going to be a spook-tacular night around the neighbourhood this Friday…
- Slow down and be especially alert. Children are excited on Hallowe’en and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
Ghosts, Goblins and their parents,
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
- Carry glow sticks or flashlights to help see and be seen by drivers. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision.
Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert during those hours.
See more at: http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips#sthash.FZqc6Nqe.dpuf