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Halloween Safety

This year, there may not be as many witches, superheroes, or dinosaurs on the road, but Halloween is still the day of the year that children are most likely to be struck by a motor vehicle. Stay spooky and safe this Saturday with these Halloween safety tips:

Drivers:
  • Do not use handheld devices while driving.
  • Expect the unexpected. Watch for children and pedestrians on roadways, medians, and curbs. Stay alert for children coming out or around parked vehicles.
  • Drive extra slowly in neighborhoods. Enter and exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
  • Never drink and drive. Plan ahead to have a safe ride home, and don't let friends drive while intoxicated.

Trick-or-Treaters
  • Make yourself visible to motorists by carrying and wearing lights or reflective materials.
  • Obey traffic laws such as crossing in a crosswalk with a traffic signal.
  • Walk on the sidewalk. If there is not a sidewalk, walk facing traffic as far to the side of the street as safely possible.

Trick-or-Treating During COVID-19
  • Always wear your mask.
  • Give out individual treat bags. Wipe down collected treats with disinfectant before opening.
  • Attend outdoor events instead of indoor events.

Do your part to make sure you and your community have a safe and happy Halloween!

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