Halloween is a night for friends and family to enjoy candy, costumes, and memory making. Tragically, drunk-driving motor vehicle crash fatalities have increased nationally from 17 deaths on Halloween night in 2011 to 55 in 2015. Many deaths and injuries could have been prevented with the click of a seat belt or the choice to designate a sober driver. The Northbrook Police Department is joining in this effort along with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP), and local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws. The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Residents in Northbrook may participate in our Halloween Trick-or-Treating by keeping their porch light on Wednesday, October 31, between 4 and 8 p.m. During these hours, all are reminded to watch for Trick-or-Treaters as they make their way through our neighborhoods.