Safety tips for trick-or-treaters of all ages ?

 

Maybe you’re headed to a party this weekend, or the kids are getting excited about all the sugar they’re about to acquire on Tuesday. As of now, the forecast is clear through Halloween. If the forecast holds, it’ll be the first dry Halloween in the last 11 years according to the Seattle Weather Blog.

Regardless, here are a few tips to help everyone stay safe out there this Halloween.

✔ See and be seen.

You’ve probably noticed it’s getting darker out there (and in another week, we’ll be setting our clocks back an hour, which means an extra hour of sleep, but also, more darkness). We all need to look out for each other, whether we’re walking, driving, or biking. If you need a light, let us know – we’ve got bike lights that can also clip on to strollers or a keychain.

✔ Pay attention.

Put. Down. The. Phone. Especially when you’re behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a no-no. If you’re out trick or treating, be sure to keep your kids close by, look both ways when crossing, and make eye contact with drivers.

✔ Plan ahead for a safe ride home.

Adults, this one’s for you. If you’re going to a ghoulish party that involves boos booze, have a game plan for how you’re getting home. You’ve got a lot of options:

  • Take advantage of new Night Owl late night bus service
  • On Halloween night, use Lyft code: HALLOWEENVZ for $5 off 2 rides (5 PM, 10/31 – 2:30 AM, 11/1) – it’s open to new and existing Lyft users as part of our
  • Grab a cab
  • Ride with a sober friend
  • If you drove there but shouldn’t drive home, pre-pay for some parking for the next morning

Head’s up – our partners at the Seattle Police Department will be doing extra DUI patrols over the weekend.

Have fun and help keep Seattle’s streets safe this Halloween (and every night) so we can continue working toward our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.