We do say the same things every year but for some reason, those same things bear repeating hence the reason the Ottawa Police have put out some great safety tips.
Here are some highlights, many of you enjoy transforming your homes into eerie scenes. Be sure to keep the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks who might have trouble seeing in the dim light.
For costumes, wear a light-colored or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility. Also important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow. If you are unable to take them out yourself, consider asking another parent, an older sibling or babysitter to do the honors for you. Ensuring your child is wearing a watch also allows you to establish an agreed upon curfew.
Also bring a flashlight, walk instead of running, stay on the sidewalks and avoid jaywalking. Also remember to keep your pet indoors to protect them from hazards and prevent them from being aggressive to visitors. And especially those black cats.
And most important….have fun and Happy Halloween.