Staying safe this Halloween from Lillooet RCMP
2022-10-26 23:12 PDT
As we all prepare for Halloween festivities this weekend and the 31st, the Lillooet RCMP have some tips for celebrating safely. First, discussing Halloween safety with your trick-or-treaters should be a priority before leaving your home.
- Never trick-or-treat alone; trick-or-treat with a group or an adult
- Be visible. Wear bright colours or reflective gear, avoid wearing a mask that restricts your vision, and use a flashlight
- Don't go into the house for your treats, always wait outside.
- Only go to well-lit houses
- Have an adult inspect your treats before you eat them
- Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up
- Stay on sidewalks and pathways whenever possible
Reminders for motorists
- Halloween means there will be children on the streets. Drivers need to use extra caution
- Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert
- Slow down and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways or backing up
- The District of Lillooet has bylaws pertaining to fireworks
- Everyone is required to have a permit to discharge and possess fireworks
- Discharge of firework on public land is an offence
- The discharge of fireworks can only happen on October 31st or if you have a special permit issued by the Fire Chief
- Under Part 5 section 34 Peace or Police Officer are named as being able to enforce the bylaw. This section also allows for the seizure of fireworks if they do not have a permit
- Fireworks aren’t kids play; every Halloween children and adults end up at hospital emergency rooms for firework-associated injuries.
Lillooet RCMP wish everyone a safe, fun, and spooky Halloween!
Cst. Andrew HodgesMedia Relations Officer
317 Main St Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
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