Message from Chief of Police Robert DaviesTuesday, October 30, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
CITY POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Chief Robert Davies and members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service wish everyone a safe Halloween.
We encourage members if the public to follow these easy safety tips to help keep your Halloween safe and fun.
Halloween safety tips for kids:
• Try to trick-or-treat when it is still light outside.
• Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.
• If you must go out at night, make sure your costume is light in colour or reflective.
• Carry a flashlight so you can see and be seen easily.
• A facemask will keep you from seeing well; take off your mask before crossing the street at the crosswalk.
• Consider using make up instead of wearing a mask.
• Costumes should not be oversized, to avoid tripping; when possible they should be light in colour and decorated with reflective material.
• Have a parent or older brother or sister go trick-or-treating with you; if possible go out in groups.
• Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time; let your parents know the route and pick streets that are well lit.
• Go to houses on the same side of the street and then the other; Avoid criss-crossing the street.
• Cross only at corners or crosswalks; never cross between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
• If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
• Never enter a stranger’s house or apartment.
• Wait until you get home to sort, check and eat your treats.
• Homemade treats are wonderful for friends but store bought ones for trick-or-treaters are easier for parents to check.
• Please check all of your children’s treats before they eat them; throw away any treats that have been opened or are in torn wrappers.
• Suspicions of tampered candy should be reported to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.
• Leave your outside lights on so people will know that it is okay to visit.
• Keep your pets inside on Halloween night.
• If you must be out remember to “slow down.”
• Please drive cautiously and be on the lookout for the children.