While excitement is mounting for Halloween night, police in Moose Jaw are warning youngsters to remember some basic safety tips when out on the city’s streets.
Const. Shawn Mohle said children should be “bright at night”.
“Wear clothing that will allow for vehicle traffic and others to see you. Do not wear costumes that obstruct your vision. Face paints are better than wearing masks,” he said.
Mohle also reminded children to look both ways before crossing the road and to cross at the corner of the street.
“Do not run in between (parked) vehicles and cross the street sporadically. “Motorists are expecting people at corners and are more inclined to stop.”
Mohle also advised parents and children to come up with a plan of where they will be trick or treating and to tell parents what time they will be back home.
“Go in a group and carry a cell phone if available. Do not eat any candy before you get home so your mom and dad can look through it and make sure everything is okay and if anything is open, throw it away.
“It’s also always good to stay in your neighbourhood and then mom and dad do not need to dive around,” he said.
Mohle reminded motorists to drive extra diligently on Halloween night.
“There will be lots of excited children running everywhere. They might just dart out. Just slow down and be cautious.”
But Mohle said the most important advice for Halloween is “have lots of fun”.