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News Release

October 30, 2013

DPS Reminds Texans of Halloween Safety Tips

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges drivers to use extra caution in areas where children are likely to be gathering this Halloween, and asks parents and trick-or-treaters to do their part to stay safe.

Drivers should expect and be prepared for children and adults walking along streets and in neighborhoods. DPS offers the following tips to help ensure the safety of Texans on our roadways during Halloween:

Parents can also check the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry for offenders in their neighborhood at: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/PublicSite/Index.aspx.

Texans can also put safety first by using these tips:

Individuals should also keep the following tips in mind when selecting a costume:

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