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Safety tips: Have a safe, spooky Halloween

Safety tips: Have a safe, spooky Halloween

Lloydminster, AB/SK – Halloween is just around the corner, and the City of Lloydminster and the Lloydminster RCMP want to make sure that everyone has a fun and safe time. Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe while trick-or-treating.

Tips for trick-or-treaters

  • Pick brightly coloured costumes and use reflective tape or glow sticks to be more visible to drivers

  • Wear makeup instead of a mask. Masks can impair your vision and hearing. If you wear a mask, remove it while walking from house to house and crossing streets.

  • Avoid costumes that are too big or have long dangling pieces that can be tripped on 

  • Depending on the weather, choose costumes that fit well and can be worn over warm clothing to protect against the cold and wet weather

  • Always walk on sidewalks.

  • Stay on one side of the street. Safely cross the street to the houses on the other side. Don't crisscross back and forth.

  • Stay on the doorstep or sidewalk. Never go inside the home or car of someone you don’t know.

  • Have your guardian check your treats before eating them.

  • Be accompanied by a trusted adult, or travel in groups if you’re unsupervised.

Tips for homeowners

  • Keep porch lights or external security lights on.

  • Keep doors clear and accessible and avoid decorations that are flammable or pose a tripping hazard.

  • Don’t invite children inside your home.

  • Only pass out commercially wrapped candy and snacks.

  • Keep pets indoors as they may be easily scared by children in costumes.

Tips for motorists

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.

  • Be careful when crossing driveways and always watch out for moving vehicles.

  • At dusk or later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing, as not every ghoul or superhero wears brighter clothing.

Remember, safety comes first!

The City of Lloydminster and the Lloydminster RCMP wish all in the community a safe and ghoulishly good Halloween!

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