Halloween is just around the corner. If you find yourself behind the wheel on Halloween night, make sure you follow these Halloween driving safety tips. Most communities start trick-or-treating around 6pm, but you should be especially cautious anytime between 4pm and 9pm.
- Stay focused on the road. Put your phone away and avoid other distractions to keep yourself focused on the road ahead. Children can act unpredictably, especially when they’re excited.
- Drive slowly. Slow and steady keeps you safe on Halloween. Be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters as they may unexpectedly run into the road, and always yield to pedestrians.
- Signal your driving. Use your turn signals and make eye contact with other drivers to signal your intentions. If you need to stop to drop off passengers, use your hazard lights.
For those of us who won’t be driving on Halloween, but instead will be walking with our trick-or-treaters, we need to teach them some safety tips, as well.
- Cross the street safely. As we’ve all learned, we need to look both ways before crossing the street. In addition, remind your kids to only cross at corners and to use crosswalks, if there are any.
- Turn on the lights. Have your children use flashlights, glow sticks, or even reflective tape so drivers will be better able to see them in the dark.
Here at Pfeiffer Plainfield Used, we want to wish everyone a fun, safe, and happy Halloween.