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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 25, 2002
MAYOR PROCLAIMS “BE SAFE, BE SEEN” HALLOWEEN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY DAY
Mayor Jeremy Harris has proclaimed October 31 as “BE SAFE, BE SEEN” Halloween Pedestrian Safety Day. The “Be Safe, Be Seen” program encourages Halloween trick-or-treaters (young and old) to wear retro-reflective, adhesive stickers on their costumes so that motorists may see them more easily while on the roads. The stickers were distributed through Oahu public schools and will be available to the public at the Satellite City Halls from Monday, October 28.
National studies have shown that wearing these retro-reflective materials greatly increases the visibility of pedestrians at night. Wearing these stickers in addition to obeying traffic regulations will help raise the level of safety for all road users.
The program is sponsored by the City Department of Transportation Services and, with the cooperation of the Department of Education and the Honolulu Police Department, about 60,000 stickers have been distributed to public school students in the second to fifth grades on Oahu.
|Tuesday, October 29, 2002|