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Halloween may be a time for fun and excited children but New Westminster police say safety will be important part of Monday night so the department has issued some tips for parents to make it a safe Halloween.
• Children should be accompanied by an adult.
• Wear clothing that can be easily seen at night with reflective material being the best.
• Trick or treat in one well-known area, don't wander into unknown neighbourhoods.
• All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure it hasn't been tampered with. If it looks suspicious, contact police.
• Masks that don't interfere with vision should be worn, or avoid them by wearing makeup.
• Costumes should be short enough to prevent a child from tripping.
• Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets, which should only be done at crosswalks or marked intersections. Do one side of the street at a time, don't criss-cross.
• Carry a flashlight
Police suggest to be extra safe, organize a Halloween party for neighbourhood children. Motorists are also advised to be extra careful driving down streets with parked cars.