‘Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls.
With Halloween fast approaching there are some safety tips to keep in mind before heading out with the kiddies on Monday.
When transforming your house into eerie scenes be sure to keep the path leading to your door free of obstacles, especially for little ones. Keep pets indoors. Before lighting pumpkins consider using safety glow sticks.
Wear light coloured, bright costumes with reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility.
Make sure it’s properly fitted to reduce tripping and doesn’t restrict vision. Consider makeup instead of masks for younger kids. Accessorize with a flashlight.
When heading out always walk instead of run. Stay on sidewalks, don’t jaywalk – use crosswalks if available.
Don’t cut across lawns or take short-cuts.
Never enter a house or vehicle and only visit houses that are lit.
Stay away from animals your are not familiar with.
Save your treats until you get home. Though tampering is rare, adults should always check out all treats. Throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
Drivers be prepared to expect the unexpected, slow down and look for pedestrians. The chances of getting into a serious or fatal collision are multiplied when there are lots of kids and teens out on the streets.
For party goers – plan your ride home. Never drink and drive.
Most importantly have fun and Happy Halloween!