It's a night for laughter, costumes, candy and a lot more foot traffic. The Estevan Police Service is reminding everyone to keep safety at the forefront as kids head out trick or treating tonight.
"For the drivers out there, slow down," advises Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur. "And when I say slow down, I mean extra slow. There are lots of kids who will be chasing down the candy and when kids and candy get together, some kids kinda lose their minds a little bit and do things they normally wouldn't do like run across the street without paying attention."
"We're the adults out there, we're the drivers, we're the ones who really have to be extra cautious. Parents keep an eye on your kids, kids keep an eye out for cars and cars keep an eye out for kids."
"We don't want to see any accidents this Halloween. We've been fortunate most Halloweens in the past years that we haven't had any issues and we expect the same this year. If we can work together on that, I think everyone will have a safe and happy Halloween."
"To the parents and kids out there, please don't let your child go out trick or treating alone if they're young."
He adds that costumes should be visible to traffic. Use reflective materials or glow sticks. As well, make sure to check over all candy that kid bring home to make sure it hasn't been tampered with.