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Police provide safety tips prior to Halloween weekend

Halloween weekend is here and that means people attending parties around the peace country. Grande Prairie RCMP Constable Melanie McIntosh says that on top of getting a safe ride home after consuming alcohol, there are other safety tips to keep in mind.

“If you are planning to drink, drink responsibly. Lots of costumes have fake weapons; make sure it is obviously fake. We don’t want want misunderstandings or people getting the impression that you have a real weapon when it is just a part of your costume.”

Halloween day is on Monday and McIntosh recommends drivers slow down for children that are trick or treating.

“Chances of getting into collisions multiply when there are kids and teens out on the streets. Keep in mind that these kids are excited. It’s Halloween and they are getting candy. They may not be so cautious about jumping out into traffic and crossing the road.”

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She adds that although cases of candy tampering are rare, adults should look through it when kids get home and should not let their kids eat the treats until they get home. McIntosh also says parents should be notified on where the kids plan to go trick or treating during the evening.

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