Waterloo Regional Police are urging the community to be extra cautious during Halloween.

Police spokesperson Olaf Heinzel tells 570 News that parents should know the route their child is taking and map it out with them ahead of time.

To ensure safety children should be accompanied by an adult or trusted group.
Parents are also reminded to carefully check your child’s candy when they return home and discard candy that is out of its original packaging or appears to have been tampered with.

Motorists should be very alert and watch for children crossing at non designated locations and in areas of parked vehicles.

Drivers are reminded follow the rules of the road stop fully at signals and crosswalks and obey posted speed limits. Check mirrors and surrounding area before reversing from driveways.