As the end of October approaches, you may have noticed some spooky changes in your neighborhood. Pumpkins are appearing on doorsteps, cotton spiderwebs lace the local greenery, and children are trying on their costumes and masks for size. Families are visiting corn mazes, and kindergartens are taking their yearly field trip to the local pumpkin patch. Halloween is coming, and preparing for this holiday should involve more than stocking up on fun-sized candy bars.There is some debate as to when it is appropriate to begin and cease trick-or-treating.
By some measures, Nevada’s roads are becoming safer over time. Earlier this year, the state Department of Transportation announced that traffic fatalities fell by almost ten percent from 2016 to 2017.  That same press release acknowledged that pedestrian and cyclist fatalities both rose in the past year. The number of pedestrian deaths rose by nearly one-quarter while 50 percent more cyclists were killed in traffic accidents on Nevada roads than in the year prior. In this respect, Nevada is mirroring the national trend.