Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its safety partners is urging motorists to celebrate safely this Halloween season and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Since 2018, there have been 1,327 crashes in Pennsylvania on Halloween, resulting in eight fatalities.

PennDOT Executive Brian McNulty stated at a recent outreach, “Everyone should celebrate responsibly because driving impaired is not worth risking your life or endangering others.”

PennDOT offers the following tips for motorists to help avoid a pedestrian-related crash

  • Slow down when approaching a crosswalk or intersection; be prepared to yield.
  • Expect the unexpected – look out for children who may dart out between vehicles or cross at mid-block without a crosswalk.
  • Always obey the speed limit.
  • When driving on streets with multiple lanes in each direction, be aware that pedestrians may be crossing all lanes.

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