PAPS would like to remind drivers to not drink and drive over the 'Halloween weekend'. Members will be out enforcing Traffic Safety Act stops over the weekend.
PAPS would also like to provide some tips for drivers and pedestrians to stay safe on Tuesday when many ghouls and goblins will be filling the streets trick-or-treating. Drivers are reminded there may be an increase in traffic in and around school zones, so you should slow down more than usual when coming across crosswalks or intersections.
When using a school parking lot, drivers should be aware there may be small children out of view, and should look around and go slow.
- Some parents drive their kids to trick-or-treat. Pedestrians and drivers should be mindful of motorists who may pull over to let children in and out of vehicles.
- When passing a vehicle on Halloween, always assume a child could open or exit from a door on the driver’s side.
- Communication is key: both pedestrians and drivers should make eye contact and signal their intentions.
- If possible, drivers should avoid driving during peak trick-or-treating hours on Halloween night and choose an alternate time to go out.
Costume safety tips:
- Costumes with masks can limit vision. Using makeup is best, but if a mask is a must, it should fit properly and allow the person to easily see out.
- As much as possible, use reflective tape on costumes and carry a flashlight for safety.
PAPS wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween.
Communication Strategist: Alanna Adamko