Prepare for an abundance of zombies ahead.

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Halloween is right around the corner and you'll no doubt see trick-or-treaters heading door-to-door in your neighbourhood.

The Pictou District RCMP has a number of tips or reminders to keep everyone safe while enjoying a fun Halloween night.

  • Drive slowly through residential areas on Halloween and watch for pedestrians walking near roadways and on the shoulder of the road.
  • Review COVID-19 guidelines before planning a Halloween outing and ensure you are following public safety protocols to keep yourself and others safe.

Caregivers, keep these safety tips in mind when your children are planning a night of treat-or-treating in your neighborhood this Halloween:

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
  • If older children are going alone, plan and review a route before they go.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
  • Choose bright colours that are easy to see or add reflective tape or glow sticks to dark-coloured costumes for visibility in the dark.
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to look at candy packaging for holes, tears, punctures prior to consumption.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, not run, across the street, and use crosswalks when available.