Posted: Oct 29, 2012 1:26 PM by AAA
Monsters, goblins and ghosts of all kinds are invited to trick-or-treat at their local AAA branch Monday, October 29 through Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30AM - 5:30PM.
AAA spokeswoman Kaelyn Kelly says "We'll be handing out special Halloween treats including glow sticks, flashlights, festive school supplies and, of course, candy!"
"October 31 is the deadliest night for pedestrians according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety," says Kelly. "Both trick-or-treaters and motorists can reduce the risk of collisions by keeping a few simple safety tips in mind."
• Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape and/or glow sticks to be more visible to motorists
• Use non-toxic face paint instead of masks to keep vision unobstructed
• Never cross the street mid-block or between parked cars
• Parents - accompany kids at least until the age of 12, after that kids should continue to travel in groups
• Use car seats and exit/enter the vehicle through the passenger side doors
• Never drive impaired - plan a sober ride home ahead of time
• Watch for kids crossing the street - they may be difficult to see if they're wearing dark costumes
• Pay attention to traffic signals, road signs and speed limits
• If possible, avoid cutting through residential areas