Ghouls and goblins won’t be the only ones haunting the streets of Strathcona County this Halloween.

Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services will be out and about on Wednesday, acting as extra sets of eyes and ears to help young trick or treaters have a safe and fun night. Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol, Strathcona County Transit, Strathcona County Emergency Services and the Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Club will also be joining in the effort.
 
The patrol crews will also be handing out some “positive tickets” on Wednesday night. Kids caught being safe could be “ticketed” with admission to any of Strathcona County’s recreation centres, courtesy of Shell Canada.
 
RCMP are reminding motorists to pay extra attention on the roads on Halloween night. 
 
“Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating.” says Cpl. Shayne Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Reduce your speed, stay alert and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways.”

RCMP have a number of safety tips for parents and trick-or-treaters, including:
 
-Stay visible by wearing a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands.
-Make sure your costume is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it.
-Don’t go into the house for your treats; always wait outside.
-Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.
-Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
-Don’t criss-cross the street or run out from between parked cars. Always go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side.
-Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.
-Only approach houses that have lights on.

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