- Trick-or-treat in well known-areas with an adult or if you’re old enough to be on your own, stay with a group of friends;
- Stay in well-lit areas and only visit well-lit houses;
- Wear a costume that can easily be seen at night. Reflective materials are best!
- Wear makeup instead of masks to avoid interfering with vision;
- Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up;
- Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going;
- Have your treats inspected by an adult before eating them;
- Always wait outside a house for your treats;
- Go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side;
- Are “fake” swords, knives or guns part of your costume? Make sure they look fake but remember, some people still may not be able to tell the difference;
- Stay away from animals you don’t know. Pets get frightened on Halloween.
Drive slowly and keep a keen eye on the roads for children crossing;
- Do not wear costumes that interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle;
- If at all possible, avoid driving where there are high volumes of walking trick-or-treaters.
— RCMP Newfoundland (@RCMPNL) October 30, 2017