DPS Offers Tips for Safer Halloween Celebrations
AUSTIN, October 29, 2015 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges parents, drivers and children to make safety a priority this Halloween by adhering to basic safety tips and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be gathering.
“Because Halloween falls on a Saturday, there is the potential for more children and adults to be out celebrating this year, and DPS encourages all drivers to be extra cautious and watch for children along streets and in neighborhoods,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Adults and parents also should keep safety tips in mind while trick-or-treating, and adults who plan to drink alcohol, should designate a sober driver or arrange alternate transportation.”
DPS offers the following tips to help ensure the safety of Texans on our roadways during Halloween:
Parents may visit the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry – which includes a mapping function – to check for offenders who may be living in their neighborhood at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/PublicSite/Index.aspx. Individuals can also report suspicious or criminal activity to the iWATCH program at www.iwatchtx.org.
Texans can also stay safe by using these Halloween safety tips:
Individuals should also keep the following tips in mind when selecting a costume: