‘Otto the Auto’ provides Halloween safety tips for Richmond elementary students

Photo Credit: AAA

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With Halloween just being a few days away, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education are providing safety tips for trick-or-treaters, motorists, and parents for a safe Halloween.

By doing this, they’re sending “Otto the Auto,” a 3-foot remote-controlled talking vehicle to teach Salem Church Elementary School students the importance of passenger, pedestrian and bike safety.

“Halloween can be a dangerous night for child pedestrians, and the Foundation’s mission is to help prevent these tragic accidents,”  said Haley Glynn from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education. “Otto discusses topics specific to costume choices and the hazards associated with trick-or-treating.”

AAA says through Otto the Auto’s “memorable” presentations, children walk away with the knowledge to have a “spooktacular” Halloween.

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