Halloween Safety for Children and Adults

Oct 30, 2013

Trick-or-treaters will be flooding neighborhoods tomorrow night! The Tulsa Police Department’s Officer Leland Ashley says to use the sidewalks in the neighborhoods. “We know there are many neighborhoods that do not have sidewalks. We ask you to walk facing traffic and closest to the curb as possible.”               

Officer Ashley says children should always trick or treat with an adult. He also says to cross streets at corners and definitely use a crosswalk and traffic signals if available.

Officer Ashley encourages you to take a flashlight tomorrow night.  “We’re getting into that time of year where it gets darker earlier.” He says wearing light colors, having reflector tape on your costumes, or having a flashlight increases visibility for yourself and drivers.                           

Officer Ashley suggests that if you’re driving through a neighborhood to drive slower than you normally would. He says to remain alert and remember that costumes cam limit the children’s visibility.