Halloween safety tips

Ladysmith RCMP layout tips to make this trick-or-treat a safe one

The Ladysmith RCMP encourages safety and supervision during Trick-or-Treat season.

Here are a few safety rules for parents & kids to keep trick-or-treaters safe and make sure everyone has a Happy Halloween.

Know your trick-or-treaters’ route and how long it should take them to cover it. Even better, go with them.

Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are fire-safe and that trick-or-treaters are dressed to be visible to drivers. Try to incorporate reflective clothing, glow sticks or flashlights as part of the costumes.

Remind trick-or-treaters not to enter strangers’ homes or cars and not to eat treats until they’ve been properly inspected.

Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk, so trick-or-treaters should use their road sense.

Stay on sidewalks, stop and check before crossing streets.

Making your home safe

It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters.

Make sure your property is well-lit to welcome trick-or-treaters and deter vandals.

Remove objects from your yard that might present a safety hazard.

Report all suspicious or criminal activity to the Ladysmith RCMP at (250) 245-2215.

“Most importantly on Halloween night, please drive slowly and cautiously. You never know what scary creature might suddenly cross you path,” said Const Brigitte Goguen, Ladysmith RCMP.

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