11 Essential Halloween Safety Tips From Peterborough Police

Peterborough Police want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween! Please share these safety tips from them with children and young adults who will be trick-or-treating...
1. Only visit houses with the lights on
2. Never enter a stranger’s home unless with a parent or responsible adult
3. Use face paint or makeup instead of a mask, and wear costumes that are short so you don’t trip
4. Never take shortcuts through backyards, parks or laneways
5. Stay away from lit pumpkins and other potential fire hazards while in costume
6. Don’t eat any treats unless they are first checked by a parent or responsible adult
7. Carry a glow stick or flashlight, and stay alert and be aware of what is going on around you
8. Obey all traffic signs!
9. Trick-or-Treat in a group; it’s safer and more fun! Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
10. Always walk on the sidewalk and not on the street
11. Watch out for cars. It can be difficult for drivers to see you when it’s dark

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