FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2003
MAYOR PROCLAIMS “BE SAFE, BE SEEN”
HALLOWEEN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY DAY
Mayor Jeremy Harris today (October 24) proclaimed October 31 as “BE SAFE, BE SEEN” Halloween Pedestrian Safety Day to promote pedestrian safety awareness among those who are out on the streets on this special night.
“BE SAFE, BE SEEN” is sponsored by the City Department of Transportation Services. It encourages trick-or-treaters (young and old) to wear retro-reflective, adhesive-backed stickers on their costumes so that motorists may see them more easily while on the roads.
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.
Through the cooperation of the Department of Education and the Honolulu Police Department, about 65,000 stickers have been distributed to public school students in the kindergarten to fifth grades on Oahu. The stickers are also available at Oahu’s satellite city halls from today.