Captain Jason Berry
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
October 28, 2011
Contact: Trooper Troy Briggs
Be Safe and Be Seen on Halloween
The Washington State Patrol is reminding motorists to drive carefully and be on the lookout for children and pedestrians on Halloween.
The WSP is asking for your assistance and cooperation in making this a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone. We are asking that you use extreme caution on residential streets and on those streets that border residential areas as pedestrian traffic will be extremely high. When traveling in these areas, be aware of the posted speed limit and lower your speed as necessary for the amount of foot traffic on or near the road. Pedestrians and parents with children need to pay particular attention to traffic and when crossing the road be sure to always look twice, never assume that a vehicle will see you or yield to you.
The Washington State Patrol is dedicated to maintaining safe roadways for motorists and pedestrians. Motorists, please remember to follow the posted speed limit, buckle up and don’t drink and drive. Pedestrians, the use of a flashlight, glow sticks and reflective tape are a great way to be sure you are seen by traffic. On Halloween be safe by being seen.