Gateway Gazette

RCMP: Halloween Safety

Halloween safety tips for parents and trick-or-treaters:

  • Wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility.
  • Make sure your costume is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it.
  • Stay away from animals you don’t know. Pets get frightened on Halloween.
  • Don’t go into the house for your treats; always wait outside.
  • Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
  • Don’t criss-cross the street or run out from between parked cars. Always go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side.
  • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.
  • Don’t trample through gardens or bushes. Always use pathways and sidewalks.
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