Motorists Reminded to Watch for Trick-or-Treaters

By David Klassen

Jack-o-lantern and trick or treater walking through doorway

Watch out for those little ghosts and goblins Sunday night as trick-or-treaters take to the streets.

CAA Manitoba is warning motorists to expect the unexpected on Halloween night as children navigate their neighbourhoods.

“Remember, kids are unpredictable and will be crossing where they normally wouldn’t, so drivers need to be extra cautious,” said CAA Manitoba spokesperson Liz Peters.

MPI says 25% of injuries reported in 2009 occurred when pedestrians ran into a roadway or crossed between intersections.

“It’s dark outside, and kids are often dressed in dark clothes, crossing streets that are unfamiliar to them,” Peters said.

As a rule of thumb, CAA recommends motorists slow down and give pedestrians the right of way so kids don’t get separated from their groups.


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