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Halloween: Safety first

To prepare for trick-or-treating tonight, the Inspection – Public Security Department would like to remind parents to be vigilant and put safety first.

Here are a few tips to keep kids safe:

  • Choose light-coloured, flame-resistant costumes with reflective strips to help make your children more visible.
  • Avoid costumes that are too long and could cause children to trip.
  • Choose makeup instead of masks or any accessory that could hinder vision.
  • Use a flashlight to improve visibility.
  • Go with your children.
  • Use the sidewalk.
  • Cross the streets at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Visit houses where the porch is lit.
  • Sort candy at home before eating it and throw away treats with open wrappers.

All road users should be vigilant at all times.

For a safe Halloween for children with allergies, Allergies Québec has suggested for several years to paint a pumpkin teal to show kids that you give allergy-free candy or non-food treats. This is one way for everyone to have fun at Halloween.

Happy Halloween!