The South Butler County School District asks that motorists be particularly vigilant over the next few evenings when many of our communities will be holding trick-or-treating.
PENN DOT recommends the following safety measures:
- Consider adding reflective tape to costumes or wearing bright colors to be easily seen by motorists in low-light conditions.
- Avoid wearing masks that obstruct peripheral vision, or remove the mask when attempting to cross at a designated crossing area.
- Pay attention when walking! Never look at cell phones, do not walk with earbuds or headphones on, and always be aware of your surroundings.
- Parents should always accompany young children and make sure to hold hands when crossing the street.
- Parents should also impress upon their children not to be out too late after dark and to never talk to strangers or approach someone they do not know.
- Parents and/or children are encouraged to carry a flashlight to light their way and to be easier seen by motorists.