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State Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Children will be out in the streets trick-or-treating for Halloween. Oregon Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be careful.

O-DOT warns children are twice as likely to be hit and killed by cars on Halloween. The increase in foot traffic has prompted warnings to drivers to be more alert in neighborhoods and areas with more pedestrians. Oregon State Police Lieutenant Gregg Hastings says the best thing children can do is ‘see and be seen.’

Hastings – “One thing to think about is to put some reflective tape or stickers on costumes and then making sure that if they are wearing masks that eye holes are large enough that they can see clearly.”

Having a plan for a safe place to go trick-or-treating is also a good idea. For adults going out, designate a sober driver or make sure you have a way to get home safely. If all else fails, stay where you are and sleep it off.