The Lacombe Police Service would like to remind parents, guardians and children that Halloween can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. To help keep everyone safe, they are asking that everyone abide by the following safety tips Thursday October 31:
- Carry a flashlight and choose a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase visibility among drivers
- Use makeup instead of masks as they can reduce a person’s ability to see obstacles, vehicles and other trick-or-treaters
- Avoid long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard
- Walk— don’t run and remember to always stop, look and listen before crossing the street
- Never jaywalk and only use crosswalks or intersections.
- Never trick-or-treat alone and always go in a group or with an adult
- If trick-or-treating with friends, tell your parents or guardian your route and when you will be home
- Stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that are well lit and taking part in Halloween
- Never go inside a house to get your treat
- Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them
The Lacombe Police Service is also asking motorists to drive with caution and be on the lookout for trick- or-treaters throughout the afternoon and evening.
-Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service