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Extra Police On Hand This Halloween

Halifax Police plan to step up patrols around HRM to help keep things running smoothly for trick-or-treaters this year.  A release from HRPD yesterday says they’ll be especially vigilant in protecting crosswalks and towing the line on speed limits.  They also remind everyone of the standard Halloween safety regimen.   Read on..


From the release:


Halloween is tomorrow evening and Halifax Regional Police reminds
trick-or-treaters, parents and drivers alike to take precautions during
the evening.

Motorists should use extra caution, particularly in residential areas,
while parents and children are encouraged to follow these recommended
safety rules:

– Dress in a brightly coloured costume. Carry a flashlight and try to
stay to well lit areas.
– Go trick-or-treating with at least one other person, or a responsible
– Discuss your route with your parents before you leave and make sure
they know what time you will be home.
– Try to limit criss-crossing the street. Go down one side of the
street and up the other to limit the number of times you cross.
– Never go inside a house, apartment or car of someone you don’t
know. Stay on the  doorstep or sidewalk while trick-or-treating.
– Have your parents check your treats before eating them (and never
argue with them when they take your good candy, they are your parents
and this is in your best interest, candy isn’t good for you!).

Halifax Regional Police will have extra members working throughout the
evening. On top of our regular Patrol compliment, our Community Response
Officers will be out in their communities and the Integrated Traffic
Unit will be monitoring speeds, crosswalks, and stop signs in
residential areas to ensure the safety of children on the streets.

Remember to dress warmly and have fun!”

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