The Saskatoon Police Service would like to remind parents, caregivers, children and motorists to make safety a priority this Halloween.
Please consider the following safety tips:
-Make sure younger children are accompanied by an adult while trick-or-treating.
-Older children should trick-or-treat in groups.
-Know the route your children will be taking and when they will be home. Routes should be well lit.
-Children should carry flashlights, glow sticks or wear reflective tape to make them more visible.
-Instruct children not to eat their treats until they arrive home and an adult has had a chance to examine them. Avoid homemade treats and throw away anything that looks suspicious.
-Do not trick-or-treat by yourself.
-Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk and be seen by others.
-Cross only at corners and in crosswalks, and obey traffic signals.
-Stay on well lit streets.
-Never go into a strangers home or get into a strangers car.
-Wait until you get home before eating any treats.
-Drive slowly and cautiously.
-Keep alert for children crossing the street.
-Avoid distractions like cell phones, while driving.
-Never drink and drive.
Have a Happy Halloween.