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A handy tip list for Halloween safety this year, have fun everyone! – https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/opp-give-safety-tips-for-halloween

Ontario Provincial Police are reminding trick-or-treaters of a few tips to ensure their Halloween is safe and enjoyable.

While Halloween runs all day on Thursday, the majority of the fun usually happens after sunset. With the sun scheduled to go down at about 6 p.m., the majority of the OPP’s tips are about visibly.

The OPP’s tips are:

• Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating and select a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase visibility to drivers.

• Use makeup instead of masks. Masks can reduce one’s ability to see obstacles, vehicles and other people.

• Avoid baggy, long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard.

• Walk while trick-or-treating, don’t run and remember to stop, look and listen before crossing the street.

• Never criss-cross the street while trick-or-treating. Cross at crosswalks or intersections. Call on one side of the street, then the other.

• Never trick-or-treat alone, go in a group or with an adult.

• If trick-or-treating with friends tell your parents or guardians about your route and what time you’ll be home.

• Stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that are well lit and that are participating in Halloween.

• Never go inside a house to get a treat.

• Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them.

The OPP are also reminding motorists to drive with caution and be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters throughout Thursday afternoon and evening.

“Be aware that children may be crossing the street in between vehicles,” police said.

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