We know how important it is to share the road and to stay safe. Now that it’s time to celebrate Halloween over the weekend and next week, we wanted to throw out a few driving safety tips, as this holiday can be a scarily dangerous time on the road.
1. No Additional Distractions
It’s easy to be distracted on Halloween… there’s so much to look at… so it’s important not to add further distractions.
- We all love music, some of us louder than others, while we drive. That said, Halloween is not the time to be rocking out to your favorite songs. Make sure you have the radio low enough, or even completely off, so you can hear if a car honks or kids nearby.
- We know it couldn’t be any more obvious, but ENSURE you put your Smartphone down! Only use it when you’re pulled over and safely parked.
- Psst… This goes for eating snacks and candy too. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
2. Use Lights and Caution
It’s common sense (and the law) to have your headlights on at night, but during this time of year, you should likely have them on during the day and early evening. This will aid in helping you be visible to those around you… especially little ghosts and goblins.
It’s also important to make sure you communicate with other drivers around you. If you see a stopped car, especially in a residential area, wait or proceed with caution. On Halloween, kiddos get picked up and dropped off so it’s best to triple check to make sure you’re clear – then, pass with caution.
3. Speed Limits aren’t Open for Interpretation… Go Slow!
Following the speed limit should always happen, but pay extra attention when there will be an excess of people on the roads… like on Halloween. Children, and some adults, are excitable this time of year and eagerly run from house to house. They’re often unpredictable and some may be wearing dark costumes, which makes it harder to see during the evening hours. If you’re going slow, you should be able to ensure your safety, and the safety of those around you.
4. Speaking of those around you…
With Halloween being an extra busy night, you will want to constantly scan the road for drivers and pedestrians. Keep in mind, adults also celebrate Halloween and some may be “celebrating” with more than just Snickers and Skittles. If you have to be on the road during the evening hours, do what you can be be fully aware of your surroundings and drive with extra caution.
Important life tip! If you drove to an adult Halloween party and don’t feel you should drive home, don’t risk it. Call Lyft, Uber, a friend, a cab or your Mom to come get you. It’s not worth the risk!
Do you know another safe Halloween tip that didn’t make the list? Share them with us on our Facebook Page! We’d love to hear from you.
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