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osp warns drivers to Watch for trick-or-treaters

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 29th, 2013

Oregon State Police (OSP), county and local law enforcement agencies and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have a message for Halloween night travelers: Be alert while driving and keep the Halloween party off the roads.

“Consider this reminder our ‘treat’ to you. When driving in neighborhoods or going to a Halloween party or event, watch for trick-or-treaters that may appear in your path unexpectedly. Just taking an extra moment can make all the difference,” said Captain Ted Phillips, director of OSP Patrol Services Division.

Nighttime is a dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night can be one of the deadliest of the year for crashes involving impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007 to 2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunk driver.

For the complete article see the 10-30-2013 issue.

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