RCMP reminds Albertans how to have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween

Tips to ensure a safe and fun Halloween for everyone, both drivers and unicorns alike!

Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures that go “bump” in the night will be out roaming the streets very soon.

The Alberta RCMP remind road users to be aware of spooky creatures and other pedestrians who may cross their paths.

We’ve got some tips to follow to ensure a safe and fun Halloween for everyone, both drivers and unicorns alike!

· encourage children to wear a light coloured costume or attach adhesive reflective strips to dark costumes to be more visible to cars.

· masks and hood can obstruct vision. Face paint is a great alternative that allows your child to see clearly.

· cross at crosswalks and follow traffic rules and signals. Do not cut out from between cars or cross busy streets without an intersection.

· travel with parents, guardians or in a trusted group if you are older.

· it’s getting dark early – carry a flashlight or cell phone to help light your path.

Not everyone wants to participate in the Halloween fun!

· only approach houses with lights on.

· do not approach strangers or animals you don’t know. Animals can get spooked if they don’t know who you are.

If you’re driving in residential areas:

· be alert that trick-or-treaters may be on the sidewalks and streets.

· if you’re wearing a costume, make sure it does not distract others or make you unable to drive safely.

· do not drive impaired under any conditions. Schedule a taxi, ride share or designated driver to get you home safely.

· pull in and out of driveways slowly. Always signal your intent and only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Follow these tips and trick or treat yo’self to a great Halloween! For more traffic safety tips, follow us @RCMPAlberta on Twitter and @RCMPinAlberta on Facebook.

-Submitted

Just Posted

Viterra and Canadian Foodgrains Bank partner to help end world hunger

A total of 254 acres from Viterra terminals in the Alberta including Stettler were made available

Alberta RCMP caution citizens about signs of cybercrime

Police are reminding the public to be cautious while shopping online

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair coming to Red Deer College’s Cenovus Learning Commons

Central Albertans can connect with employers on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WATCH: Stettler residents gather to observe Remembrance Day

Hundreds gather at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre to pay tribute

A flower, a poem, a campaign

Nowadays, Remembrance Day includes all wars that have occurred since the Great War.

‘Pick a lane:’ Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to comments by Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Small group of Cherry fans protest his firing at Rogers HQ

One sign at the Toronto rally: ‘Rogers cancels Don, we cancel Rogers’

Ideas for Alberta independence would increase costs, Nenshi says

Province has formed panel to examine how to get what a ‘fairer deal’ from Confederation

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Imperial CEO says no to Aspen oilsands project until Alberta oil quotas gone

Imperial confirmed a plan to boost production from its Kearl oilsands mine

Three men charged after ‘targeted’ shooting, evacuation at Alberta mall

The accused, who range in age from 25 to 37, were arrested Sunday and remain in custody

Most Read