The OPP are reminding you to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween night.

Police are reminding the local area communities that Halloween can be exciting with the distraction of candy and costumes for kids, but also a safety hazard.

Officers are asking that you take extra care by following steps such as:

  • Children under the age of nine should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child since they may lack the developmental skills to cross the street on their own.
  • Teach your child to stop at the curb, look left, right and left again, and to listen for oncoming traffic.
  • Choose face paint instead of masks.
  • Always cross at crosswalks, street corners or intersections – it’s unsafe to cross between parked cars or other obstacles.
  • Stay on the sidewalk when walking from house to house, and if there is no sidewalk, walk beside the road, facing traffic so drivers can see you.
  • Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or‐treating.
  • Watch out for kids, many of who will be wearing costumes that limit their vision.
  • Reduce distractions, such as cellphones or loud music, and stay alert.
  • Children should wear costumes with bright fabrics or reflective material and carrying a flashlight.
  • Trick-or-treat in familiar areas that are well lit.     

The OPP wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.