Roseville Halloween safety tips for drivers and trick-or treaters

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Practical precautions for a safer Halloween experience

ROSEVILLE, CA – Autumn leaves are beginning to change colors and a fresh, cool morning has arrived in Roseville. Halloween The holiday season is fast approaching.

As the popular Halloween festivities begin and the excitement begins, the city of Roseville is reminding residents of all ages of the importance of practical precautions to help ensure a safe and fun season for all. Under the City offers helpful tips and Halloween reminders for both trick-or-treaters and drivers.

Safety tips for drivers

Kids love Halloween. With so many trick-or-treaters at night, car-related accidents with young pedestrians are four times more likely to occur per night according to the Centers for Disease Control (Center for Disease Control) study.

Since kids are preoccupied with the excitement of the night, motorists need to take extra precautions when driving on Halloween night. Here are some tips to remember:

  • Do not use the cell phone or any other electronic device. Even with hands-free devices, the driver’s attention isn’t entirely focused on driving when talking on the phone. Avoid distraction by waiting until you park your car to call, text, or surf the web.
  • May be less than the stated speed limit In residential areas during trick-or-treat hours. Watch the children rushing into the street. Children can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths occur in places other than intersections.
  • Do Not Pass Other vehicles stopped on the road. The kids might be crossing the street, or the parents might drop the kids off.
  • Entry and exit lanes And the alleys carefully.
  • At twilight and then In the evening, watch out for children in dark clothes.
  • drive slowly, Expect heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn on your headlights early in the day to spot children from great distances. Peak time for trick-or-treaters is between 5:30 and 9:00 p.m.

Safety tips for trick-or-treaters

With all the fun that Halloween brings, kids may forget many of the safety rules you taught them. Therefore, it is important to take some time before your kids walk out the door on Halloween to remind them of the safety rules you expect them to follow. Here are some examples to get you started.

  • Don’t get into strangers’ carsNo matter what the person says.
  • If your child is old enough to go out on Halloween with friends, make sure he/she has Pre-programmed mobile phone With all the important numbers. Plan and review their route to make sure it’s acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when you want them at home.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put away electronic devices, keep their heads up and Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • tell your kids To visit homes only with the outside light lit, and not to enter the home or car for treatment.
  • When crossing the streetRemind your kids not to assume drivers will stop. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops doesn’t mean the others will.
  • tell your kids Don’t eat any of their rewards until you check them out.
  • Law enforcement must be notified immediately for any suspicious or illegal activity.

Whether you’re driving on Halloween night or taking your kids outside for trick-or-treating, take precautions. Let’s make sure all kids have a safe and fun-filled evening.

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