Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks for the Spooky Season
As residents begin preparing for Halloween this year, Leduc Enforcement Services (LES) is reminding families and motorists to be extra alert and safe out on Halloween night. Here are some safety tips and tricks to ensure the night fun for all:
- Always examine the treats and toys that are brought home – some can be potential choking hazards.
- Discuss in advance the route your child should follow if unaccompanied by an adult. Give them a way to contact you if they plan to go on a street that is not on the route. An adult should accompany children under the age of ten.
- Make sure your child is in a group of at least three people or more.
- Dress for the weather.
- Do not visit houses that are not lit and never go inside a stranger’s house.
- Use the sidewalk whenever possible, if there is no side walk, walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
- Do not zig zag back and forth across the streets. Work you way up one side and then start the other.
- Motorists driving through neighbourhoods should be extra careful and watch out for little witches, goblins and ghosts!
- Adults celebrating with alcoholic beverages or cannabis should make arrangements to get home safe or have a designated driver. If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.
Peace officers will be out patrolling and handing out candy and glow sticks to trick-or-treaters, feel free to approach them with any questions or concern. Residents looking for more information can call LES at 780-980-7200 option 5.
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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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