October 16, 2018
Trick-or-Treat Safety with County Library, Zero Fatalities and UDOT
Jeff Buydos -
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah— In a partnership intended to educate parents and their trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season, the County Library, Zero Fatalities Utah and the Utah Department of Transportation will host an awareness event and unveil a new pedestrian safety campaign for the month of October.
The event will take place on October 23 at 3 p.m. at the County Library’s Sandy branch (10100 Petunia Way, Sandy), where the new “Heads Up Halloween” safety campaign will be launched. Representatives from Zero Fatalities and the County Library will also be giving a parent safety presentation after the program launch.
“As a community institution whose patrons will be heavily involved in Halloween festivities, the County Library has an obligation to raise awareness about pedestrian safety,” said Liz Sollis, County Library Marketing and Communications Manager. “We support the Zero Fatalities message of making this year’s trick-or-treat season one that is zero fatalities.”
The “Heads Up Halloween” campaign will include printed and digital posters, lawn banners and social media memes.
According to UDOT, October is the deadliest month for pedestrian crashes. Dusk and dawn hours are already particularly dangerous, and the increased darkness that accompanies fall leads to more accidents. Zero Fatalities reported more than 40 pedestrian deaths in 2017.
Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Some people may think zero is an impossible goal, but when it comes to your life, or the lives of your friends and family, what other number would be acceptable? We’re aiming for Zero Fatalities because everyone matters. So start by saving your own life and join us on the road to Zero Fatalities today.
UDOT’s vision is as simple and straightforward as our name. We aim to Keep Utah Moving. That includes everything from improving our roads and traffic lights to providing alternate means of getting from A to B, like bike lanes and public transit. We want to make sure that whatever is being moved, freight and cargo or the people in a vehicle, arrives safe and promptly. It isn’t easy, but Keeping Utah Moving is what keeps UDOT going.
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