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.