Keep these useful tips in mind as you get ready for the Halloween festivities:
- If you plan to hand out treats, make sure your home and doorway are well lit and that sidewalks and pathways are clear.
- Avoid using open flames in any displays.
- If you suspect public mischief, please report it.
Children and teens aka "trick-or-treaters"
- Start trick or treating early and finish early, follow the curfew
- Do not go trick or treating alone; family or buddy system
- Let you parents know where you are trick or treating and for how long
- Do not go to houses that have their lights out
- Always stay in your neighbourhood and know where there is a safe house
- Use the sidewalk, do not run across lawns or gardens
- On Halloween and EVERY night - respect people's property.
- Reduce your speed
- Approach intersections with caution
- Limit distractions in your vehicle in case you need to react quickly
- If possible, take an alternative route instead of driving through subdivisions full of trick or treaters
And for everyone, some costume tips
- Wear a light coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to increase your visibility
- Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it
- Make sure your vision is not restricted
- It's best to wear makeup to complete your costume however if you need to wear a mask make sure the openings for your eyes are big enough to ensure good peripheral vision
The RCMP remind everyone that curfews will be enforced, so know that time to get off the streets on Halloween night and have a spooktacularly fun and safe Halloween!