CAA Manitoba’s Public Relations Specialist Erika Miller say Halloween night is very exciting for kids. She says they aren’t always thinking about road safety. She advises if they must wear a mask make sure they can see and make sure they can be seen with reflective tape and a flashlight. She says they recommend kids go out with an adult or an older child who can help them cross the road, stop and look and make sure its safe. She says drivers in residential areas and around school zones should be ready to stop or yield for trick or treaters at any time and make sure that they’re communicating with other drivers so use your turn signals, use your hazard lights if you need to stop and definitely make eye contact as much as you can with other drivers.
Miller adds if possible drivers should avoid driving during peak trick or treating hours.