The RCMP in New Brunswick wants to remind everyone to be extra careful on Halloween night. There will be increased traffic on our roadways and more people on foot, especially children, as they go door-to-door for treats.
"Everyone has a role to play in making sure it's a safe and fun night," says Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, of the RCMP in New Brunswick. "With children being dressed up and excited, they may not pay close attention to traffic as they look forward to getting treats at the next house. Motorists are asked to slow down and keep a look out."
The RCMP in New Brunswick wants everyone to remember that while Halloween is often referred to as "trick or treating", vandalism to any property is not a trick but a crime and does have consequences. Police ask homeowners and those who are out and about on Halloween night to call police if they see any unusual or suspicious activity.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind before heading out for Halloween activities.
Children and Teenagers:
- 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.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible. Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.
- Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert.
- Slow down and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways or backing up.
- Keep your home and doorway well lit.
- Clear sidewalks and pathways for safety.