Stay Safe This Halloween with Georgia DOT Safety Tips


Halloween is just around the corner, bringing a large number of pedestrians to local neighborhoods this weekend and on Tuesday, October 31 for trick-or-treating.

To be proactive, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is sharing helpful tips for drivers and pedestrians to have a collectively safe holiday.

For drivers:

~ Slow down and keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially in residential areas.

~ Keep attention on the road and the surroundings by eliminating distractions.

~ Designate a sober driver or walking buddy if planning to drink alcohol.

For pedestrians:

~ Always walk on a sidewalk if one is available.

~ Make sure drivers see you and stop before walking in front of a vehicle.

~ Provide adult supervision to children under the age of 12 when out at night .

~ Stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

~ Decorate costumes with reflective tape and have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights.

~ Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

~ Do not walk alone after drinking, as walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.