Department of Transportation to Distribute Light-Up Bracelets for Halloween Pedestrian Visibility

The bracelets aim to keep trick-or-treaters safe.

Frederick, MD – Halloween is this Thursday which means children will take to the streets to seek out the homes with the best candy.

To ensure those children reach their destinations safely, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Motor Vehicle Administration will be distributing light-up bracelets on October 30.

“MDOT SHA is providing the bracelets for children to wear while trick or treating,” MDOT SHA Spokesperson Charlie Gischlar said. “And [they’re] distributing bookmarks with safety tips as part of its ‘Light Up for Safety’ walk smart initiative.”

The bracelets will be distributed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating Giant Food stores and at select MDOT SHA Maintenance Shops and MDOT MVA branches.

A list of participating locations can be found below.

Allegany County – MVA, 13300 Winchester Road SW, Cumberland, 21502;
Anne Arundel County – MVA, 6601 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 21062;
Baltimore City – Giant, 1020 W. 41st St., 21211;
Baltimore County – Giant, 6340-50 York Road, 21212;
Calvert County – Giant, 655 Solomon’s Island Road North, Prince Frederick, 20678;
Caroline County – SHA Denton Shop, 508 Caroline St., 21629;
Carroll County – Giant, 405 N. Center St., Westminster 21157;
Cecil County – MVA, 105 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite A, Elkton, 21921;
Charles County – Giant, 200 Rosewick Road, La Plata, 20646;
Dorchester County – SHA Cambridge Shop, 2954 Old Route 50, 21613;
Frederick County – Giant, 1700 Kingfisher Dr., Frederick, 21701;
Garrett County – MVA, Route 135 & Weber Road, Oakland, 21550;
Harford County – MVA, 501 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, 21014;
Howard County – Giant, 9200 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 21043;
Kent County – SHA Chestertown Shop, 615 Morgnec Road, 21620;
Montgomery County – Giant, 13490 New Hampshire Ave., Colesville, 20904;
Prince George’s County – Giant, 3521 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, 20782;
Queen Anne’s County – MVA, 230 Hess Road, Grasonville, 21638;
Somerset County – SHA Princess Anne Shop, 10980 Market Lane, 21853;
St. Mary’s County – Giant, 45101 First Colony Way, California, 20619;
Talbot County – MVA, 9178 Centreville Road, Easton, 21601;
Washington County – MVA, 18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive, Hagerstown, 21740;
Wicomico County – MVA, 251 Tilghman Road, Salisbury, 21801;
Worcester County – SHA Snow Hill Shop, 5603 Market St., 21863.


By Timothy Young