No tricks just tips: Lacombe Police Service remind residents to be safe this Halloween

One of Chad Carlsons many animatronics peaks from behind an aptly engraved headstone in the graveyard decorating the lawn of Carlson Manor at 54 Erica Drive in Lacombe. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

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The Lacombe Police Service would like to remind parents, guardians and children that Halloween can be a time of both excitement and potential danger.

To help keep everyone safe, they are asking that everyone abide by the following safety tips Thursday Oct. 31:

  • Carry a flashlight and choose a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase
    visibility among drivers
  • Use makeup instead of masks as they can reduce a person’s ability to see obstacles, vehicles and
    other trick-or-treaters
  • Avoid long and oversized costumes that can be a tripping hazard
  • Walk – don’t run and remember to always stop, look and listen before crossing the street
  • Never jaywalk and only use crosswalks or intersections.
  • Never trick-or-treat alone and always go in a group or with an adult
  • If trick-or-treating with friends, tell your parents or guardian your route and when you will be home
  • Stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that are well lit and taking part in Halloween
  • Never go inside a house to get your treat
  • Always have your treats checked by an adult before eating them

The Lacombe Police Service is also asking motorists to drive with caution and be on the lookout for trick or-treaters throughout the afternoon and evening