Have a safe and happy Halloween
PADUCAH — Keeping your trick-or-treater safe will require effort of drivers and those out trick-or- treating.
- Parents should accompany children younger than 12.
- Children should walk-not run from house to house.
- Stay on sidewalks instead of walking between cars or on lawns, where there could be tripping hazards.
- Look for cars when crossing driveways.
- Don’t assume you have the right of way, because motorists may not see them.
- Go trick-or-treating before it is truly dark, especially with young children.
- Add reflective material to the front and back makes a costume easier to pick out.
- Give children a flashlight to walk with in the dark so they can be more easily seen by drivers. Glow sticks can help too.
Drivers need to understand that Halloween is especially dangerous.
- If you’re driving children around for trick-or-treating, make sure they’re buckled up appropriately in a child safety seat or with a seat belt.
- Pull over at safe locations to let children exit at the curb and away from traffic. Use your hazard lights to alert other drivers of your car.
- Try to park in a spot where you won’t need to back up.
- Don’t use a cell phone or other mobile device while driving.
For more information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation; click here.