Clark County Brings Back Its "Inside By 9" Campaign

Campaign's Goal Is To Promote Safety This Halloween

Mitch Kelly
October 10, 2019 - 6:34 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - With Halloween coming soon, Clark County is reminding the public of its annual “Inside by 9” campaign to encourage pedestrian safety on what can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for children.

The campaign, now in its third year, encourages parents to make sure their trick or treating children are home by 9 p.m., and for local participating household to voluntarily turn off their porch lights at that time to discourage trick or treaters from knocking on their doors. The campaign’s website at www.Insideby9.com contains safety tips for pedestrians and motorists, TV Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish, and a list of many Halloween events happening this month at County parks and community centers.

“We want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween, but it can be a very dangerous holiday night for children,” said Clark County Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly, who called for the safety effort. “We want pedestrians and motorists alike to be aware of their surroundings when trick or treaters are out and about on sidewalks and crossing streets. Calling it a night at 9 p.m. also helps reduce the potential for harm.”

The “Inside by 9” campaign includes 30-second television spots in English and Spanish that have been shared with local media, posted on the campaign’s website, and shared on the County’s social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, NextDoor and Tumblr. Cardboard cutouts of the star of the PSA campaign – a Wizard-of-Oz style bad witch with a green face – also will appear at community events so attendees can take selfies with the character.

Fliers with safety tips also will be handed out at community events including the Clark County Fire Department’s open house from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Fire Station 17, 5110 Andover, near Tropicana and Boulder Highway.

Officials recommend that adults always escort trick or treaters and trick or treaters wear some type of reflective clothing or carry a source of light to increase their visibility. Motorists and pedestrians should also pay close attention to their surroundings.  Halloween safety tip handouts in English and Spanish are posted on the Insideby9 website.