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RCMP share tips for a safe Halloween night
As scary as it may seem, Halloween is just around the corner. Nova Scotia RCMP will be sharing tips throughout the week to keep all the trick-or-treaters safe.
Halloween may still look a bit different this year, but everyone can play a role to keep it both scary and safe. Whether you’re driving the little ghosts and goblins around or trick-or-treating on your broom, here are some tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween night.
- Your child’s costume should be visible in the dark. You can add some reflective tape and be sure they have both a flashlight and glow sticks with them.
- If your child is planning to wear a mask around their eyes, test it to make sure they can see in all directions. If possible, use face paint instead.
- If your child trick-or-treating without an adult, make sure they have a buddy to go with and discuss a defined route and a curfew. When kids have their route planned ahead of time, it can help avoid them getting lost.
- Plan a traffic safety refresher before leaving the house.
- Avoid driving in residential areas if possible.
- If you must drive in residential areas, plan extra time to get to your destination and drive very slowly.
- Keep your eyes peeled for trick-or-treaters wearing dark clothing who may dart out in front of your vehicle requiring you to stop quickly.
- As always, wear a seat belt, drive sober and stay focussed on the road ahead.
Nova Scotia RCMP will be sharing Halloween safety tips using the hashtag #HalloweenSafety at https://www.facebook.com/rcmpns/) or https://twitter.com/RCMPNS. Have fun and stay safe.