HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

10/30/2013

         With the approach of Halloween, it is important to consider the safety of everyone.   To make Halloween, safe, the Fayetteville Police Department is recommending the following tips:

For parents and children:

  • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Walk; don't run, across the street.

For drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day so you can spot children from greater distances.
  • Remember that costumes can limit children's visibility, and they may not be able to see your vehicle.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

 

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