RCMP wants you to be safe this Halloween

RCMP would like to remind trick or treaters, and their parents of a few tips for a safe evening of candy collecting Oct. 31.

  • Oct. 28, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Millet kids enjoyed trick-or-treating at The Pipestone Flyer Oct. 27.

Submitted by RCMP

RCMP would like to remind trick or treaters, and their parents of a few tips for a safe evening of candy collecting.

Trick or Treaters should:

  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
  • Stay on the sidewalks.
  • Stay on one side of the road until you can cross safely at a crosswalk.
  • Don’t cut across yards or driveways.
  • Travel with a group of friends if mature enough to be out unsupervised, and stay in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Ensure your costume has reflective pieces, so that you are easily visible to traffic.
  • Ensure your mask does not impair your vision or hearing.  Consider wearing makeup instead of a mask. 
  • Dress warm enough for the weather.
  • Never enter a stranger’s house.
  • Have all candy checked by an adult if you have any allergies, and to confirm it was not tampered with.

Homeowners should:

  • Ensure your house is well lit.
  • Keep pets indoors and away from trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep walkways obstacle free
  • Report any suspicious activities to the police.

Drivers should:

  • Drive sober
  • Avoid residential areas while trick or treaters are out.
  • Slow down and watch for children that may be using cross walks or on the road.
  • Do not drive while wearing costumes that could impede your vision, hearing, or ability to drive properly.

 

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