> Always designate a sober driver, even if you only plan to have a drink or two. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.
> If you’re at a Halloween party and see someone who is about to drive drunk, take their keys and help them find a safe ride. If the person says they’re not drunk, remind them that buzzed driving is drunk driving and help them find a safe ride.
> If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. It IS your business—you could save a life.
> Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
> Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
> Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
> At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
> Never use your cell phone while driving.
And finally, some tips for your kids:
> Discourage teens from driving on Halloween. There are too many hazards and distractions for inexperienced drivers.
> Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.
> Give your children flashlights with fresh batteries to help them see and for others to see them.
> Make sure your child or a responsible adult with them carries a cell phone for quick communication.
> Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with your children.
> Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.
> Walk, do not run, from house to house.
> Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.