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See and be seen on Halloween

Here's a list of Halloween safety tips for everybody from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Drivers
-- Stop for pedestrians.
-- Obey the speed limit. Speeding only makes it more difficult to stop unexpectedly.
-- Be especially cautious during peak trick-or-treating hours between 4 and 9 p.m.
-- Enter and exit driveways slowly.
-- Be alert for children darting across the street.
-- Watch for children crossing between parked cars.
-- When driving children to and from different activities, make sure all seat belts are fastened and let children out of the car on the curbside.
-- Never drink and drive. Designate a sober driver.

Pedestrians
-- Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street.
-- Cross at crosswalks or intersections.
-- Be sure to see and be seen. Avoid dark clothing, wear bright colors and use reflective devices such as vests and blinking lights.
-- Avoid costumes that may impair vision.
-- Make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street.
-- Stay alert and be on the look out for cars traveling above the speed limit.

By Robert Thomson  |  October 30, 2009; 5:16 PM ET
Categories:  Events , Safety  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Halloween, pedestrian safety  
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