NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Department of Police is reminding motorists to use extra caution on Halloween to help keep all the trick-or-treaters safe.
Additional proactive patrols will be assigned throughout Norwalk to help make Halloween a safe and happy holiday for everyone. These units will be focused on Halloween-related calls for service and drunk driving/motor vehicle enforcement.
Halloween can be a dangerous night if safety precautions are not in place. Statistics show that 44 percent of national fatal crashes during Halloween weekend involved a driver or motorcyclist with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.08 or higher, and pedestrian fatalities involving children are about 4.5 times higher compared to other nights of the year. Tips for motorists include:
- Use caution while behind the wheel
- Slow down and be alert in residential areas
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
- Eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings
If you see a crime, tips can be placed by calling the Norwalk Police Tip Line at (203) 854-3111. Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website here .
Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).
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