UCFPD: Be Safe this Halloween

UCFPD: Be Safe this Halloween

UCFPD will join agencies across the region in a DUI enforcement wave this Halloween weekend. Photo: Nick Russett

As Halloween creeps up, the UCF Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads this weekend.

Officers from UCFPD and more than 10 local agencies will participate in a DUI enforcement wave from Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31. The multijurisdictional detail will focus on drivers who appear to be impaired by alcohol or other drugs.

Drivers under the influence who get behind the wheel are far scarier than ghosts or goblins.

If your Halloween festivities involve alcohol, be sure to have a plan for getting home safely. Use a sober designated driver or call a taxi or ride sharing service. Also remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Halloween is a busy time for pedestrians, and drivers should keep them in mind when on the road this weekend. Remember to slow down, especially in residential areas, and keep eyes on the road and avoid distractions.

Pedestrians should walk with purpose and in well-lit areas. Walkers should be mindful of traffic and cross the street at designated crosswalks after looking both ways.

With costumes and candy top of mind, also make safety a priority this Halloween. Stay aware of your surroundings, look out for your friends, and don’t be afraid to call police in the event of an emergency.