Portland has had a really sad year for pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Let’s take extra precautions this Halloween:
-Leave early. Don’t be in a rush.
-Be extra aware of surroundings and look out for pedestrians (some being very small children) crossing the street.
-Drive in and out of driveways extra slowly.
-Don’t drink and drive. We have great public transportation and plenty of taxis and other services to drive people around.
-Consider adding reflective tape to their costumes to increase trick-or-treating visibility.
-Consider make-up instead of masks to better peripheral vision. And re-iterate it’s okay to take off masks while crossing the street!
If you’re leaving the house consider battery-operated votives.
Be safe and Happy Halloween!