10 tips to stay safe this Halloween from the IBC

October 29th, 2014 by admin

In light of Halloween this Friday, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has issued a press release with tips to stay safe during the holiday.

"Halloween can be a fun evening for Atlantic Canadians both young and old. By taking a few extra precautions, like following IBC's 10 tips for a safe Halloween, together, we can help ensure everyone on the roads remain safe," said Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC.

Here are the IBC's ten tips:

  • If you're driving, exercise extra caution by staying well below the speed limit. Try to avoid driving during the peak trick-or-treating hours from 6-9 pm.
  • Pay increased attention to your surroundings. In particular, keep your eyes pealed for children who may be crossing the street quickly. As always, look carefully when you're pulling out of your driveway.
  • Never use your cell phone while driving, which goes for all times of the year.
  • Accompany your child while trick-or-treating. 
  • Make sure your child has a flashlight before heading out.
  • If your child is wearing a mask, ensure that it does not obstruct his or view. Sometimes, makeup is the simpler option for ensuring that children can see clearly. 
  • Use reflective tape so that motorists can spot you, and try to refrain from wearing dark colors.
  • Plan a trick-or-treating route that is close to your home and familiar to children, and make sure you or they return by a reasonable hour.
  • Only knock on the doors of well-lit houses. You or your children should never go inside someone's home. Be sure to carry your cell phone on you.
  • If you are attending a party yourself and will be drinking, make arrangements beforehand for a ride home.

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