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NEWS RELEASE · 28th October 2010
Terrace RCMP
With Halloween fast approaching the Terrace
RCMP would like to remind parents and kids how to be safe while out “trick or treating.”

Halloween is a fun and exciting tradition
that many in our community have enjoyed over the years, however it is important to enjoy is safely.

Here are a few simple safety tips to keep Halloween a safe and fun night for all.

● Do not go trick or treating alone. Small children should be accompanied by a responsible adult, and older teen age trick or treaters should use the “buddy system” if allowed to go out without an adult.
● Let your parents know where you are going and when you will be home.
● Wear bright colored costumes with reflective tape so drivers can see you, and use a flashlight.
● Do not trick or treat at houses that have their lights out.
● Do not go inside the house or a vehicle of anyone you do not know and trust.
● Wear make up instead of a mask. Masks make it harder to see.
● If you are wearing a mask make sure the eye holes are big enough for you to see clearly.
● Cross the street at crosswalks or intersections and make sure you look both ways.
● Wear good solid shoes and make sure your costume is not to long to prevent tripping.
● Trick or treat in your own neighborhood, and know what houses are safe for you to go to if you need help before you go out.
● Trick or treat early, and finish early so you are not out late at night.
● Never go into alleys, parking lots, wooded areas, or vacant lots.
● Stay in well lit areas.

When you get home with your goodies:
● Do not eat any treats until they have been inspected by an adult.
● Do not eat homemade treats or fruit if you do not know who made them and where they came from.
● Throw away any treats that are not in sealed packaging.

There will be many extra RCMP officers patrolling on Halloween night to help keep the nights festivities safe for all, please keep these tips in mind and do your part to help make it a safe and enjoyable evening for all in our community.