|Posted:||October 12, 2018 03:50 PM|
|From:||Representative Donna Bullock|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Co-Sponsorship: Resolution designating the month of October 2018 as “Halloween Safety Month” in Pennsylvania.|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a Resolution designating the month of October 2018 as “Halloween Safety Month” in Pennsylvania.
As you know, children and parents alike enjoy celebrating Halloween. Parents, neighbors, and state and local officials must consider child safety and the safety of others when planning, conducting, or participating in Halloween festivities. In 2016, it was reported that over 7,000 pedestrians across America died in traffic or non-traffic incidents during the Halloween season as trick or treaters navigate streets and intersections while they go trick or treating. Non-traffic incidents include those occurring on driveways, in parking lots, or on private property. In addition, research shows that 18% of the deaths occurred at road crossings or intersections because of speeding cars combined with low visibility conditions. One preventable death is too many during this time of the year. We must be vigilant in our efforts to combat these accidents by emphasizing traffic safety guidelines and situational awareness for the residents of this great Commonwealth. As such, it is incumbent on us as Legislators, parents, and neighbors to stress the importance of Halloween safety to ensure that children and pedestrians stay safe this season.
With that said, it is for these reasons and more that I am introducing this Resolution to bring awareness to the need for increased safety during the Halloween season. If you have any questions, please contact my office at (717) 787-3480.
Introduced as HR1167