BC Transit wishes you a happy and safe Halloween

Oct 30, 2017
Transit System: Corporate

Corporate – Halloween is almost here and BC Transit would like to remind all knights, zombies, witches and their companions, that our buses will be ready to get them safely to their destinations.

BC Transit buses are also safe places for anyone who many need help—including children, who may be a little distracted by all the excitement, candy and costumes.

To help everyone have a safe Halloween, we have compiled the following list of safety tips:

Tips for everyone

  • BC Transit buses are safe places for children who may get separated from their group
  • Young children should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child
  • To be scary, ghosts and monsters must be seen! Carry a flashlight and/or incorporate LED lights or reflective strips to costumes
  • Always cross at intersections, crosswalks or street corners
  • Remind all super heroes and villains to stop at the curb, look both ways, and listen for oncoming traffic
  • Remind the younger goblins and ghouls to never go into a stranger’s house or vehicle
  • Only visit homes that want to participate in the Halloween fun—look for jack-o-lanterns and other decorations before you ring a doorbell.

Tips for drivers

  • Drive slowly in residential areas, where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating
  • Remain even more vigilant and alert than usual
  • Enter and exit intersections and driveways slowly and carefully
  • Watch out for children whose costumes might impair their vision (masks, hoods, etc.)
  • Expect the unexpected—excited young vampires and werewolves may forget pedestrian safety rules and dart out between parked vehicles

For information on transit routes, fares and schedules, please visit bctransit.com.

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Media Contact:

Jonathon Dyck
BC Transit
Communications Manager