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This Halloween, Keep Scares off the Road

The St. Charles Police Department today reminded motorists of the dangers of impaired driving, particularly on Halloween when little ghouls and goblins are out in neighborhoods and on busy streets after dark. If you plan to be out celebrating, keep this fearsome warning in mind: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. October 26th through November 1st, additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Stop for a Passing School Bus

Know When to Stop

School starts Aug. 22 in St. Charles. Drivers, please remember to watch out for children standing at bus stops, or walking or riding a bike to school--especially during morning rush hour. This helpful graphic from the Village of Antioch Police Department reminds drivers about stopping for a school bus with lights flashing and stop arm extended. Also remember it is illegal to text while driving or talk on a hand-held cell phone.

After a disaster

Staying Healthy and Safe After a Disaster

Recovery from the trauma of a disaster continues days or months after the event as you and your family face the emotional and psychological effects of the event. Reactions vary from person to person and may include restless sleep, nightmares, anger, fear, wanting revenge, lack of emotion, needing to keep active, loss of appetite, weight loss or gain, headaches, and mood swings.

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