Provincial Point of View
October 30, 2018


Have a safe and happy Halloween. Please take extra care driving and watch for the excited children in our communities. Slow down and watch for pedestrians. Parents, make sure your trick-or-treaters don't venture onto the roadway and put themselves at risk.

Halloween is an exciting day for children. The following is the safety tips provided by 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 arm bands to increase visibility
  • Wear properly fitted costumes and appropriate footwear to reduce your chance of slipping and falling
  • Vision can be obstructed by masks. Wear makeup instead or make sure the mask has big enough eye openings to see clearly
  • Dress for the weather conditions. Wear layers underneath your costume if temperatures are cold.

Happy Halloween, and keep safe.

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