Happy Halloween with safety tips from BC Transit

'BC Transit is looking forward to helping all the ghouls, goblins, princes, princesses, get safely to and from their events.'

Who knew? Children who get lost or separated from a group while trick-or- treating on Saturday night can jump aboard a BC Transit bus to get some help. And it's not just for Halloween.

Children who get lost or separated from a group while trick or treating on Saturday can jump aboard a BC Transit bus to get some help.

“We always provide a safe place on all our transit buses,” explained BC Transit spokesman Mike Russell.

Bus drivers will get in contact with either a Transit official or RCMP who can help get lost children reunited with their families or guardians.

“BC Transit is looking forward to helping all the ghouls, goblins, princes, princesses — and everyone else, get safely to and from their events,” according to the press release.

And it’s not just during halloween.

“We offer a safe place for anyone, if someone is injured, or needs help, whether it is children or the elderly. We will always find help,” said Russell.

Halloween is an exciting time and kids are often distracted by candy or costumes and not focused on basic safety. So BC Transit staff has compiled a list of safety tips:

• All BC Transit buses are safe places for children who may be lost or separated from their group

• Young children should be accompanied by an adult or responsible youth

• Incorporate visibility aids in all costumes

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

• Cross at intersections, crosswalks or street corners

• Remind children never to enter anyone’s house or vehicle

• Only visit homes that are visibly participating in Halloween – decorated and lights on

See more about routes and services at www.bctransit.com.

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