It’s Halloween, and motorists are again being reminded to drive with extra caution.
Hamilton Health Sciences nurse Pam Foster says it’s imperative for drivers, and trick or treaters, to be alert tonight.
She says parents and grandparents should also put their smartphones and ear buds away and only travel in well-lit neighbourhoods.
Foster recommends children wear bright or reflective clothing or attach reflective tape to their costume or goodie bag.
The weather forecast for tonight will be cloudy and mild with a slight chance of showers.
Halloween Safety Tips:
-Walk, don’t run.
-Wear bright clothing or reflective tape and carry a flashlight or glow sticks.
-Plan your route in neighbourhoods you know and don’t approach homes that are in darkness.
-Use sidewalks and don’t cut across yards or driveways.
-Wait until you get home and have a look at your treats with your parents before you start to eat them.
-Make sure your children are not digging into their treats before they get home.
-Once your kids are home go through their treats with them and discard any suspicious candy, etc.
-If your children are going out with a friend or group of friends, ensure an adult is with them.
-Very young children should always be accompanied by an adult.
-Turn the lights on.
-It’s best to keep your dog away from the door or other paths children might use.
-Make sure your property is tidy and clear of potential hazards.
-Slow down and watch for children.
-Make eye contact with parents and children at intersections.
-Avoid driving during peak trick or treating hours on Halloween night.