Safety tips for Halloween trick or treaters

October 30, 2012

Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for people of all ages, but it's important that families and children remain safe while out trick-or-treating.

Residents are asked to keep the following tips in mind to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween:

  • Wear make-up instead of a mask, so you can see properly.
  • Go trick or treating with family or friends. Let people know your route.
  • An adult should check the treats you collect, before you eat them.
  • Walk, don’t run; and look all ways before crossing the street. Trick or treat on one side of the street, then cross to the other side.
  • Only go to homes with their lights on.
  • Don’t go anywhere with a stranger.
  • If someone invites you alone into a house, say “No thanks.”
  • A flashlight will help light your way.
  • You’ll walk more easily in a short costume.

The Cornwall Community Police Service will have a full compliment of officers on patrol to ensure a safe Halloween is enjoyed by all.

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