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Good advice for witches and vampires: Have fun on Halloween, says the RCMP, but don't forget to be safe.

Halloween safety tips for all ages

Good advice for witches and vampires: Have fun on Halloween, says the RCMP, but don't forget to be safe.

Good advice for witches and vampires: Have fun on Halloween, says the RCMP, but don't forget to be safe.

With Halloween just around the corner, the RCMP in Nova Scotia reminds children to play safe on Halloween day.

And motorists are reminded to drive with care.

Keep these useful tips in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities:

Driving Tips for motorists:

-Reduce your speeds.
-Approach intersections with caution.
-Limit distractions in your vehicle in case you need to react quickly.
-If possible, take an alternative route instead of driving through subdivisions full of trick or treaters.

Halloween safety tips for children and teens:

-Start trick or treating early in the afternoon and finish early.
-Do not go trick or treating alone. Go with an adult or older brother or sister.
-Let your parents know where and for how long you are going trick or treating.
-Wear a watch so you can keep track of time and respect your curfew.
-Do not go to houses that have their lights out.
-Always stay in your neighborhood and know the safe houses.
-Use the sidewalk. Do not run across lawns or gardens. Respect people’s properties.

Costume Tips:

-Wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to increase your visibility.
-Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it.
-Make sure your vision is not restricted. It’s best to wear makeup to complete your costume. However, if you need to wear a mask make sure the openings for your eyes are big enough to ensure a good peripheral vision.

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