Halloween Safety Tips

The West Grey Police Service wants to ensure your Halloween is safe and fun by offering the following safety tips for trick or treaters and their families. Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution and keep a watchful eye for little ghosts and goblins!

Before Trick-or-Treating

  • Plan costumes that are easy to walk in and highly visible
  • Add reflective tape to costumes and carry a flashlight if possible
  • Make sure a mask does not restrict a child’s vision or use face paint as an alternative
  • Plan your route and choose streets that are well-lit and that children know well
  • Children should be accompanied by a parent, caregiver, older sibling, or group


During Trick-or-Treating

  • Travel in a group and hold on to treat bags tightly
  • Only stop at houses with well-lit porches and travel in a familiar neighborhood
  • Cross the street only at corners. Never cross between parked cars or the middle of the block
  • Walk on well-lit streets and stay on the sidewalk
  • Watch out for candles in pumpkins that are a fire hazard
  • Never go into the home or car of a stranger
  • After trick or treating, parents should sort and examine all treats before eating them. Throw away candy or food that is not wrapped and sealed by a candy or food company. Carefully check all wrappers for signs of tampering. If any harmful items are found, notify police immediately.

Reminder for adults, if you are attending a Halloween party, plan a safe, sober ride home. #STAYSAFEWESTGREY   


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