AAA wants you to stay safe this Halloween

(Heather Pelat/Media General)
(Heather Pelat/Media General)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — “Be smart, be safe and be seen,” tips from AAA Northeast for your Halloween outing.

As trick-or-treaters hit the streets in force Monday evening, the motoring group says both pedestrians and motorists each play an important role in making it a safe night.

“On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4 pm and midnight, when pedestrians are the most vulnerable,” said Diana Imondi Dias, Traffic Safety Programs Manager for AAA Northeast.

To help make roadways safer this Halloween AAA offered both groups the following tips:

  • Avoid neighborhood shortcuts
  • Watch for children in the street
  • Slow down
  • Drive sober
  • Trick-or-treat together. AAA recommends parents accompany children at least until age 12
  • Make a plan; review safety precautions and have a route in place
  • Check costumes don’t obstruct vision
  • Buckle up if driving trick-or-treaters between neighborhoods