The Saskatchewan RCMP are encouraging trick-or-treaters, their parents, and those driving on Halloween night to keep safety in mind with the following tips:

Scarefully design your costume: Make sure masks and other accessories don’t obstruct sight, and that costumes don’t pose a tripping risk. Consider adding reflective tape or a glow stick to costumes or carrying a flashlight.

Carve out a plan: Discuss trick-or-treating rules with kids before they leave the house. For older kids, arrange a route and meeting/check-in times and places.

#SquadGhouls: Never trick or treat alone – children should be accompanied by an adult or, for older kids, a group of friends.

Use gourd street sense: Stay on sidewalks and crossroads only at intersections or crosswalks when trick-or-treating.

Bone appetit: Check over children’s candy hauls before they dive in.

Watch out for little monsters: If you’re driving, please be aware that excited kids may not have pedestrian safety at the top of their minds. Slow down and pay attention, especially in residential neighbourhoods.

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