JPD reminds motorists to be mindful on Halloween

Trick-or-treaters will be out in force tomorrow evening for Halloween, and the Juneau Police Department is reminding motorists to slow down in residential neighborhoods.

“Please drive safely near pedestrians and watch for people running from house to house in neighborhoods,” JPD asked of drivers in a news release.

Likewise, police asked trick-or-treaters to watch for motorists and to cross streets at designated crosswalks when available.

JPD’s Lt. David Campbell offered a few other suggestions for trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween:

• Wear bright clothing

• Walk in groups

• Have adult supervision

• Carry a flashlight or other light source

• Do not enter a stranger’s house

• Do not accept rides from people without parental permission

• Only accept unopened store bought treats

• Inspect treats in a well-lit area before eating them

For more Halloween safety tips, see the Centers for Disease control and Prevention recommendations here: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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