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Halloween traffic safety


 It’s almost time for Halloween! This should be a fun time for kids and families. To make sure all the trick-or-treaters stay safe, keep these tips from Texas A&M AgriLife Passenger Safety Department and Texas Dept. of Public Safety in mind:

— Slow down in neighborhoods and watch  for children on roads, medians and curbs.

— Take extra precautions when entering or exiting driveways.

— Being alert to children possibly darting out from between cars or behind bushes or shrubs.

— Have an adult accompany children at all times to supervise their activities.

— Remind children to stop, look and listen before crossing streets.

— Take a flashlight and have your child wear reflective strips or patches on their clothing or costume to be more visible.

— Be certain children’s masks do not impair their vision or hearing.

— Ensure that costumes do not impede their ability to walk or drive.

— Before crossing a street, stop at the curb or edge of the road and look left, right and then left again before crossing.

— Walk, don’t run, from house to house or across the street.

— Cross streets only at intersections and crosswalks, then obey any traffic signals and watch out for turning cars.

— Walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the street facing traffic.