Keeping safe on Halloween

Sgt. Troy Durand of the Golden/Field RCMP detachment has some advice for people who will be trick-or-treating this year.

Sgt. Troy Durand of the Golden/Field RCMP detachment has some advice for people who will be trick-or-treating this year.

“Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. In the Golden area we advise that younger kids should be out with their parents. People should use a reflective vest,” he said.

Durand pointed to a popular area like Selkirk Hill as a place where people like to come and park due to the high number of houses in a short walking distance.

“If you are up in that area, or anywhere else, be aware of cars,” he said.

Durand added that the RCMP will be out on patrol on Halloween giving away stickers and candies to the children.

He also added with the recent number of bears in the area trick-or-treaters should stay in groups.

“It is always better to go out in groups. It is safer that way. With the bears around it is better for sure,” he said. “Be safe out there and have fun.”

Halloween Safety tips

-Wear makeup instead of a mask. This will allow you to see and be aware of everything going on around you while walking from house to house.

-Wear reflective clothing.

-Wear a watch you can read in the dark.

-Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.

-Stay on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.

-Stay away from pets you don’t know.

-Do not cut across yards or driveways.

-Walk, don’t run.

-Obey traffic signals and give traffic the right of way.

-Trick-or-treat in groups.

-Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult.

-Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home.

-Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them inside to protect them from cars or inadvertently hurting a trick-or-treater.

-Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip trick-or-treaters up.

 

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