[10/31/16] Happy Halloween! Be Safe Out There!

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According to the American Automobile Association, better known as AAA, Halloween is one of the top three deadliest days for pedestrians..

It’s important for drivers to show extra caution and to slow down when pedestrians are on the roadway.

Research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that a pedestrian is more than twice as likely to be killed if they are hit by a car traveling at 35 miles per hour compared to 25 miles per hour. What seems like a small difference- slowing down just 10 miles per hour- can be the difference between life and death.

AAA Spokesman, Dan Coon, says the primary piece of advice for motorists is to pay attention…

102816 AAA Halloween 1 :29 “…course, drive sober.”

AAA also encourages parents to remind children about pedestrian safety- as they often forget about traffic with the excitement of trick-or-treating.

Coon says there are a few precautions trick or treaters should take also…

102816 AAA Halloween 2 :34 “…safe and be seen.”