CAA Saskatchewan Halloween Safety Tips
Let’s work together to keep our youngsters safe
This Halloween, children’s safety is the focus for CAA Saskatchewan. Safety for pedestrians of all ages can be scary, but on Halloween night, it can become a little scarier and more unsafe, considering the increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Here are a few Halloween safety tips from CAA:
See and be Seen:
- Choose costumes that are bright at night and don’t obstruct children’s vision and hearing.
- Trick or treating in groups is always a smart idea. It’s safer and groups are more visible to drivers.
- When crossing the street, use designated intersections and crosswalks. Be sure to stop, look, listen and think.
- Use reflective tape on costumes and have children carry a flashlight for easy visibility.
- Use makeup instead of a mask to allow for better vision.
- Put those mobile phones and gaming devices away.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
- If you are driving and must drop off or pick up children, make sure you pull over into a safe zone and turn vehicle hazard lights on.
- Communicate with other drivers by using your turn signals. Make sure your vehicle’s headlights are on.
- Eliminate distractions – put your mobile phones away.
- Watch for excited children walking or running as they may not be thinking about road safety.
- When backing out of parking spaces or driveways, always watch for children.
- Slow down to at least 10 km below the speed limit when driving through school zones and residential areas.
- Avoid driving during peak trick or treating hours on Halloween night.
- If you plan to party, put the keys away. Always plan a safe ride home.
To help youngsters practice some helpful Halloween safety tips, CAA has launched a Halloween School Zone Safety Colouring Contest which is open to children 14 years and younger. Two grand prizes will be awarded– one 18” Mickey Mouse upright carry-on suitcase (retail value $74.99) and one 18” Minnie Mouse upright carry-on suitcase (retail value $74.99). Entry deadline is October 31, 2019. The colouring sheet complete with
Halloween safety tips and full contest details is available to download at caask.ca/schoolzonesafety.
For further information, contact:
Christine Niemczyk, Director of Communications | CAA Saskatchewan
306.791.4327 | firstname.lastname@example.org | caask.ca
CAA Saskatchewan serves approximately 181,000 Members, offering benefits and services through its non-profit motor club, and through its travel and insurance agencies, as well as the CAA Car Care Centre at Regina Battery Depot. CAA advocates for motorists, pedestrians and travellers, provides consumer education, supports traffic safety programs and addresses related public policy issues.