Let’s Trick-or-Treat Safely this Halloween 
The City of Timmins is scaring up some tips to make sure everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween. With children on the streets in search of treats, everyone needs to be alert and follow the rules of the road.

Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:
• Make sure you can be seen by carrying a flashlight or glow stick and sticking reflective tape to costumes.
• Walk on sidewalks and have an adult accompany young trick-or-treaters.
• Be careful crossing the street. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing and walk, don’t run, across the street.
• Obey traffic rules and signals.
• Stick to well-lit streets and stay alert.

Tips for Motorists:
• Be ready to stop at all times.
• Expect increased pedestrian traffic and watch for kids crossing the street or walking into traffic.
• Follow posted speed signs.
• Yield to pedestrians. That means stopping and yielding the entire roadway to pedestrians at crosswalks. Don’t proceed until all pedestrians have cleared the road.

Remind your little ghosts and goblins to be aware of their surroundings.

Consider visiting https://www.treataccessibly.com/ for ways you can make Halloween inclusive and fun for everyone. One idea is to host a trick-or-treat station at the end of your driveway if your entryway includes stairs. Make sure your entrance is well-lit and free from hazards. Have fun! Stay safe!
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 10/26/2022 at 4:26 PM  

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