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Friday, October 28, 2016

Omemee Trick-orTreating Tips!

Omemee Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips! 

Omemee Mums Facebook group hot topic of discussion is where to take children trick-or-treating in Omemee.
There are three main schools of thought on this:

  1. Visit subdivisions where house are closer together to get more candy with less walking. Unfortunately, this heavy traffic will yield mostly lollipops, because the total cost is so high.
  2. Go to less populated areas where they have fewer visitors and give out larger treats. This can result in extra gas costs, or very tired feet.
  3. Only visit homes of people you know. This can be tricky when you're new in an area.
Whichever choice you make, Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, offers some timely tips to keep your family safe on Halloween.
What tips?
Here is the news release:

Keep The Roads Safe for Trick-Or-Treaters

"Halloween is a festive time for all of us in Ontario and especially for kids. I encourage drivers and pedestrians to be aware and stay alert. Let’s all do our part to make this Halloween a great, safe one." — Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

 Be Alert and Follow the Rules of the Road this Halloween 

 As another spooktacular Halloween approaches, Ontario is reminding drivers and pedestrians to be aware and stay safe while trick-or-treating. Excited ghosts, goblins and ghouls are roaming the streets after dark on Halloween and may forget safety rules.
Drivers are reminded to follow these safety precautions: 
🔶 Be alert and slow down when you see trick-or-treaters
🔶Avoid any distractions and put down the phone
🔶 Always keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel
🔶Yield to crossing pedestrians, especially when turning.
Parents are encouraged to remind their trick-or-treaters to: 
🔶 Be seen -- wear costumes with bright fabrics or reflective tape and carry a flashlight with fresh batteries
🔶Be alert and cautious of their surroundings, especially on roadways 🔶Always walk -- do not run from house to house
🔶Walk on the sidewalks whenever possible, don't jaywalk and always cross at pedestrian crossovers or marked intersections
🔶 If a sidewalk is unavailable, walk on the left side of the street facing traffic.
🔶Review safety precautions before heading out to trick-or-treat, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules
Did you Know? 
👧👦 Motor vehicle collisions are the main cause of death for Canadian children.
 🚘Distracted driving is a leading cause of collisions on Ontario roads. According to 2013 collision statistics, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every 30 minutes. Drivers caught talking, texting, typing, dialing or e-mailing using a hand-held cellphone and other hand-held communication and entertainment device face a fine of up to $1,000 and receive three demerit points upon conviction.
 How do you help keep kids safe during Trick-orTreating ?
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