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Orange reflective vests available for Halloween

October 28, 2004

"Vests for Visibility" provides orange, reflective vests for parents to borrow - free of charge - to place over children's Halloween costumes.

The vests will be available in most counties at the Maryland State Highway Administration maintenance shops today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A limited amount of reflective vests will be loaned out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Vests for Visibility Program is an extension of SHA's 12 Months of Safety campaign, with the slogan "Crashes are no accident; you hold the key" - an effort to raise awareness about traffic safety.

The campaign incorporates the three E's of safety: Engineering, Education and Enforcement. Safety messages are shared with both pedestrians and motorists.

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Following are area SHA locations:

· Washington County
Hagerstown Shop
I-70 and MD 65
18320 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive
301-791-4790

· Frederick County
Frederick Shop
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
301-624-8251

· Thurmont Shop
Moser Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7787

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