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Message Monday - Happy Halloween - watch out for "walkers"

10/31/2016

Since Oct. 31, 2010, thousands of Americans have tuned in to watch AMC’s The Walking Dead. In this post-apocalyptic world, zombies (commonly referred to as “walkers”) have overtaken the planet and terrorize various groups of human survivors.

10-31 message mondayThis Halloween, many of our kids will be out and about, maybe dressed as “walkers,” princesses, or superheroes. As a driver, it’s your responsibility to be extra cautious around pedestrians, especially on Halloween.

1. Stay off your phone and give all your attention to the task of driving.

2. Drive sober.

3. Slow down and never pass slower vehicles on a city street.

4. Costumes may not provide good visibility for those wearing them – masks and dark clothing make it tough to see or been seen. Watch carefully for trick-or-treaters darting out into the road.

If you’re a helping a youngster prepare to hit the trick-or-treat trail, these safety tips will help your little walkers stay safe. https://youtu.be/SniBFAI2e64

The fatality count of 317 is an increase of 13 from last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf


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