Halloween Safety Tips

Saskatoon Police would like to remind the public to make safety a priority this Halloween.

In spite of colder weather trick-or-treaters are expected to be out, going door to door.

There are a number of tips everyone should consider to ensure a safe Halloween;

Parents

- Ensure younger children are accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating.

- Older children should trick-or-treat in pairs or groups.

- Know the route you 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 increase visibility.

- Instruct children not to eat their treats until they have returned home and an adult can examine them. Avoid homemade treats and throw out anything that looks suspicious.

Children

- Do not trick-or-treat alone.

- Wear a costume that is easy to move around in and is easily seen at night.

- Cross streets only at corners and in crosswalks. Obey traffic signals.

- Stay on well-lit streets.

- Never go inside a home or enter a car (unless it is arranged by a parent).

- Wait until you return home to eat treats.

Motorists

- Drive slowly and cautiously.

- Keep alert for children crossing the street.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!