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RCMP provide tips on how to Monster Mash safely tonight

The RCMP are offering some quick tips on how to stay safe this evening as kids head out trick or treating.
The RCMP are offering some quick tips on how to stay safe this evening as kids head out trick or treating.

Stay safe this Halloween

With the excitement of Halloween, costumed kids sometimes forget their safety rules, which can make the evening dangerous as drivers navigate roads. However, there are a few things parents/guardians, children/teens and motorists can do to make sure everyone celebrates safely. Here are some tips from the RCMP:


Parents and Guardians

– Know who your children are going trick-or-treating with and when they plan to return home.

– Remind children to stay in their neighbourhood.

– Remind children of which houses they can go to for safety if they get scared.

– Remind children to respect others' property by staying off of lawns and gardens and avoiding houses with the lights off.


Children and Teens

– Do not go trick-or-treating alone; go with a trusted adult or a group.

– Let your parents know where you are going and for how long.

– Stay in your neighbourhood and know where trusted people live so you can go there if you get scared.

– Do not visit houses with the lights off.

– Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections.

– Wait for an adult to inspect your candy before eating it.

– Only eat things that are in unopened wrappers.

– When you get home, keep your treats in a safe spot, away from small children and pets.



– Drive slowly, especially in residential areas.

– Approach intersections with extreme caution.

– Limit distractions in your vehicle in case you need to react quickly.

– If possible, avoid driving through subdivisions and areas full of trick-or-treaters.


Costume Tips

– Wear light coloured or bright costumes, reflective tape and armbands to increase visibility.

– Wear properly fitted costumes to reduce your chance of tripping.

– Vision can be obstructed by masks. Wear makeup instead or make sure the mask has big enough eye openings to see clearly.


The RCMP wishes everyone a safe, treat-filled Halloween!

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