Police urging caution this Halloween

RCMP and Delta Police remind the public they will be out in force on Oct. 31.

Police in Surrey and Delta are urging people to have a safe Halloween, and are also letting revellers know they will be out in force on Wednesday night.

Surrey will be putting extra officers on the road to ensure greater public safety.

“Once again we will be adopting a zero-tolerance enforcement approach to control any drug- or alcohol-fuelled situations that jeopardize personal safety, property interests, or public peace,” said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger.

Delta Police will also be out in force.

Both Surrey and Delta have strict restrictions on the possession, lighting and sale of fireworks.

Surrey RCMP added the City of Surrey has seen its share of fatal motor vehicle collisions this year and are reminding residents to be responsible when it comes to the roadways.

There have been 14 traffic fatalities this year, half of which involved pedestrians. Halloween is a particularly dangerous time for pedestrians.

People who are drinking are asked to plan for a safe way home.

“And pedestrians are urged to be extra vigilant when walking or crossing our roadways and consider wearing reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight,” Grainger said.

Delta Police are also suggesting youngsters trick-or-treat in familiar neighbourhoods, stay on sidewalks, and don’t jaywalk.

Residents can help make this Halloween safe by reporting any suspicious activity to the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Delta police at 604.946.4411.

For more tips on costumes, fireworks, and trick-or-treating safety, visit the RCMP Halloween Safety page at http://bit.ly/SaSgbM

Surrey North Delta Leader

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