Saskatoon police are reminding everyone to stay safe on Halloween.
In a media release, the Saskatoon Police Service listed a few tips for parents:
- Ensure younger children are accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating.
- Older children should trick-or-treat in pairs or groups.
- Know the route you children will be taking, and when they will be home (routes should be well lit).
- Children should carry flashlights, glow sticks, or wear reflective tape to increase visibility.
- Instruct children not to eat their treats until they have returned home and an adult can examine them. Avoid homemade treats and throw out anything that looks suspicious.
Police also had recommendations for kids:
- Do not trick-or-treat alone.
- Wear a costume that is easy to move around in and is easily seen at night.
- Cross streets only at corners and in crosswalks. Obey traffic signals.
- Stay on well-lit streets.
- Never go inside a home or enter a car (unless it is arranged by a parent).
- Wait until you return home to eat treats.
- With trick-or-treaters set to take over the streets Tuesday night, drivers were reminded to slow down and watch for kids crossing roads.