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Safety group issues Halloween tips

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 21:18:39-04

According to the National Safety Council, 107 people died on the roads the night of October 31st, and 21 percent of those killed were pedestrians in 2016.

A combination of children trick or treating along with adults drinking at parties lead to a dangerous pairing on America's roadways. Before hitting the roads for Halloween, the National Safety Council has issued the following tips:  

  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision 
  • A responsible adult should accompany young children 
  • All pedestrians should keep heads up and avoid running across the street 
  • Keep trick-or-treaters visible with reflective tape or glow sticks on costumes and bags 
  • Watch for children, and enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully 
  • Always driving attentively and disconnect from your cell phone, even hands-free 
  • Designate an alcohol and drug-free driver or arrange alternate transportation 
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween