Councilman Bill Rosendahl and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) want to remind parents that Halloween is a great time to teach children about pedestrian and traffic safety.
Parents and other adults can help kids by demonstrating safe pedestrian behavior this Halloween — and LADOT has issued simple guidelines that will help keep children safe as they walk through neighborhoods on Monday.
1. Adults should accompany children and follow and teach safety guidelines
2. Carry a flashlight
3. Cross streets only at intersections and walk within crosswalks whenever possible – never cross in the middle of a block or between parked cars
4. Look both ways when crossing the street as well as driveways
5. Walk in well lit areas whenever possible
6. Wear bright costumes if possible or use reflective tape on clothes and treat bags so that drivers can see you
7. Choose costumes that are flame-retardant
8. Remove masks that limit vision before crossing streets
For more information about pedestrian safety, visit LADOT’s “Watch the Road” website at http://www.watchtheroad.org.