Halloween Safety Tips from Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP would like to remind drivers to use extra caution and watch for pedestrians on Halloween night.

Safety tips for trick or treaters:

  •  Do not go trick-or-treating alone; tell a responsible person where you’ll be and for how long;
  •  Wear a bright-colored costume with reflective tape, and carry a flashlight so you’re visible to drivers;
  •  Do not go to houses that have their lights out;
  •  Do not go inside a stranger’s house or car;
  •  You will be able to see better if you are wearing make-up instead of a mask;
  •  Use the sidewalk and cross the street in a crosswalk or at a well-lit corner;
  •  Do not eat any of your treats before you get home. Have a responsible person check all the candy and throw away anything that is not in a sealed wrapper;
  •  Never eat fresh fruit or home-made treats unless you know where they came from;
  •  Always stay in your own neighborhood and know where there is a safe house that you can go to if you need help;
  •  Start trick-or-treating early and finish early;
  •  Never go into alleys, parking lots, wooded areas, or vacant lots;
  •  Don’t go near any animals you do not know;