- October 28, 2019
Halloween is a fun holiday, but because of increased foot traffic and that Trick-or-Treaters are out at night, the potential for automobile related accidents increases dramatically.
- In many areas, people drive their kids into subdivisions and let them out to walk from house to house. Usually the parent follows behind in the car. This can cause parents to be distracted from the roads while they watch their children as well as a driving hazard for other drivers. Pay extra attention while driving in subdivisions and other highly populated neighborhoods on Halloween.
- Children and adults tend to be preoccupied and may not pay as much attention to safety as they should. They may not see your vehicle or just assume that you see them automatically. Stay on the defensive and you shouldn’t have a problem while driving on Halloween night.
- As tempting as it maybe to use your cell phone while driving or idling waiting for our child, don’t! Stay aware of your surroundings to keep you and others around you safe.
- Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes. Be sure to constantly be scanning around you for kids who may dart out or be hidden in dark areas.
- If possible do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be dropping off children.
- Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.