Trick-or-treaters will be out in full force for Halloween.
Kids of all ages will be roaming the streets and police want to remind people to stay safe and be street smart.
"RCMP are reminding motorists to pay extra attention while driving on Halloween night," said Constable Chantelle Kelly of the Strathcona County RCMP. "We're asking drivers to drive slower in residential areas where children might be out trick or treating, to reduce your speed, stay alert and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways."
Some basic tips will make sure this Halloween is a safe and enjoyable experience:
- Pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists.
- If children are out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their bags or costumes or give them glow sticks to carry.
- Use make-up or face paint instead of masks.
- If you do choose a mask, make sure it fits properly to allow your children to see and breathe easily.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- Walk in groups or with a parent.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until you have looked them over.
- Tell your children to stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on.
People are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep their heads up and don’t run across the street.
Motorists are also asked to watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs and enter and exit alleys carefully.

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