Safety Advisory

The Oregon Department of Transportation is urging drivers and others to be aware of Halloween occurring on Thursday, Oct. 30 and the time change happening on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is urging drivers and others to be aware of Halloween on Thursday night, Oct. 3, and the “fall back” one hour time change on Sunday, Nov. 3.

That mix could make for some dangerous driving conditions – but not if you plan ahead, make good choices and look out for each other, according to ODOT.

Pedestrians and bicyclists – and trick-or-treaters

  • See and be seen! Wear reflective gear or place retro reflective tape on costumes, backpacks, etc. Days are getting shorter, so now’s the time to light up.

Party-goers

  • Make a plan for traveling safely so you aren’t a danger on the road. Better to be safe than contribute to a tragedy when youngsters are out and about – and every other day of the year, too.

Drivers

  • Get 7- 9 hours of sleep per night. Studies show most Americans need that amount of sleep to reach peak performance – yet the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 18% of adults in the U.S. sleep less than seven hours. Don’t be that drowsy driver.

Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Turn your clocks back one hour. On March 8, we move clocks forward one hour.

No matter what time of year, it’s always good to “Look out for each other.” Download the poster – hang it at work or at home to help create an atmosphere of safety year-round.

To see the poster, visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Documents/SaqPoster.pdf

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