RNC Halloween Safety Tips
Written by Administrator on October 31, 2014
On Friday, October 31, 2014, thousands of children in Newfoundland and Labrador will be trick or treating in various residential neighborhoods throughout RNC jurisdiction. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is asking parents, children and drivers to take extra precautions on Halloween night. To ensure a safe and Happy Halloween, the RNC would like to remind everyone of some simple and basic safety tips that will help protect all Trick-or-Treaters:
especially in residential areas. Children are very excited about this special day
and may rush back and forth between parked vehicles, so you must remain alert
Parents can ensure their children enjoy a pleasant and safe Halloween by:
• Encourage costumes that include face make-up and/or enlarge the eyes
on masks to ensure the child’s vision is not obstructed.
• Ensure children wear properly fitted costumes or clothing that is made of
bright or reflective materials. Reflective tape can also greatly increase visibility so
that they can easily be seen by motorists.
• Check all treats (at home) before a child is permitted to eat them. Only
allow children to eat candies and bars that are wrapped properly. Discard any
items that appear to be tampered with.
• Discuss the route that your children will take before leaving and make sure
they know what time you expect them to be home.
• Stop, Look and Listen before crossing the street and only cross at marked
designated pedestrian crossing areas.
• Go with a partner, group or responsible adult.
• Carry a flashlight and stay in well-lit areas.
• Visit only the front door of well-lit homes. Use walkways and driveways to
approach homes. Running across lawns and gardens can be dangerous when
hazards exist such as lawn furniture, steps and excavations.
• Never enter a home, apartment or a vehicle. Stay on the doorstep or
sidewalk while trick-or-treating.