Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks for the Spooky Season
Safe practices this Halloween season are important to help safeguard not only those in costumes but also the folks handing out the treats.
Leduc Enforcement Services wants everyone to enjoy this Halloween and outlines how this can be achieved in a safe manner. According to the Alberta Motor Association (AMA), they offer a number of important tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe:
- See and be seen – visibility is key. Wear light coloured costumers, use face paint instead of masks, and use designated crosswalks so that motorists know you’re there.
- Solo Halloweening – if your older trick or treater ventures on their own plan out the route and have set times for regular check ins. Run through key safety tips like, don’t enter someone’s home or vehicle if asked (and immediately report to a trusted adult), walk don’t run and ensure costumes don’t have tripping hazards. Once home, check all their loot to ensure it’s safe.
- Motorists, take care – be on the lookout for pedestrians, watch your speed and avoid driving distractions. If you’re heading to a friend’s house for a party, put your keys away and have a plan for a safe return home at the end of the evening.
For more information, visit AMA.ca or call Leduc Enforcement Services at 780-980-1537 (1LES).
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City of Leduc Enforcement Services is a team of community peace officers (CPOs) appointed by the Alberta Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security. Working closely with the Leduc RCMP, enforcement services work to raise awareness and ensure compliance with city bylaws and select provincial statutes. Visit https://www.leduc.ca/departments/enforcement-services for more information or call them at 780-980-7200 option 5.
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