|[The UN flag keeps Trump supporters away.]|
A typical exchange:
*** KNOCK KNOCK ***
Young girl in a white shirt and flat black hat: Trick or treat!
Me: Ok, what are you? The guy from Clockwork Orange?
Girl: (quietly) Taylor Swift
Me: (handing candy) Um, ok.
|[Vulnerable people walking around.]|
The point is that driving in a walkable neighborhood on Halloween, any decent person will be extra cautious.
- You drive carefully, looking around for people, head on a swivel.
- You don’t speed through intersections, especially not as the light is changing.
- You drive 5-10 miles per hour below the speed limit.
- You don’t get distracted in your car.
- You don't touch your F'ing phone.
But every day for the rest of the year, there are people walking around the streets of Saint Paul, kids, families, joggers, dog walkers, young people, old people. We should use our “Halloween rules” all the time, not just during an exceptional holiday. Halloween might when risk and danger peaks, but the total cumulative number of kids killed by drivers on the other 324 days of the year dwarfs the Halloween carnage.
Let’s drive like every day is Halloween.