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Sheriff David Morgan Urges Halloween Safety October 31st

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan reminds residents to be especially careful during evening hours of October 31st when young people will be out celebrating Halloween.
“Drivers should exercise extra caution Thursday night,” says Sheriff Morgan, “especially when driving through neighborhoods, due to the increase in pedestrian traffic. We want everyone to have a good time and be safe.”
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is offering these safety tips.:
Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Go to houses you know, with the porch light on.

Notify Law enforcement authorities immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood routes.

Trick-or-treaters should wear reflective clothing; carry a bright orange bag, a flashlight or glow stick; walk on sidewalks or left sides of roads facing traffic.

Trick-or-treat in an area you are familiar with.

Be sure to plan a safe way home before drinking, and designate a sober driver if you’re drinking. If you drink too much, take a taxi, take a bus, or call a sober friend.

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