Halloween tips

Halloween tips from BC Transit for parents, kids, and drivers.

  • Oct. 30, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Tips for everyone:

 

Teach your child if they get separated from their group, a BC Transit bus is a safe place to go for help!

Young children should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child since they lack the developmental skills to cross the street on their own

Ghosts and goblins must be seen to be scary. Incorporate visibility aids in all costumes

Teach your child to stop at the curb, look left, right and left again, and to listen for oncoming traffic

It’s unsafe to cross between parked cars or other obstacles – always cross at crosswalks, street corners or intersections

Remind your child to never enter anyone’s house or vehicle

Only visit houses that are lit

 

Tips for drivers:

Halloween means that there will be more children out on the streets. Drivers need to take extra care.

 

Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating

Watch out for kids, many of whom may be wearing costumes with masks that make it difficult for them to see

With the excitement of Halloween, children may forget simple pedestrian safety rules. They have a tendency to dart out in the most unexpected places – the most common being between parked cars.

Reduce your distractions and stay alert

Remember to enter and exit intersections and driveways slowly and carefully. Proceed with caution, when entering or exiting the roadway