Halloween is a fun night for family and friends to enjoy great food (and candy), watch scary movies, and even put on silly costumes. Keep the holiday light and fun by following these safe driving tips for Halloween on a night when so many people, including children, will be out and about.
- Do not speed. First, you should never speed, especially in residential areas. However, during trick-or-treat hours, children may run out into the street with no warning—often in dark clothing, which makes it even more important to take it slow. By going the speed limit—or 5 below it—in neighborhoods, you can decrease your braking distance and stay more alert for potential crashes.
- Do not drink and drive. If you are going to enjoy spooky cocktails at a party, arrange for a safe way home. And if you are the designated driver that night, watch out for other motorists who might not have made the same safe decision.
- Turn your headlights on. Even before the sun sets, turn on your headlights, as trick-or-treat typically starts at 6 p.m. Doing so will make you more visible to trick-or-treaters.
- Back out slowly: If pulling out of your driveway, be aware that children may be running past on the sidewalk. Back out with caution, using your backup camera if you have one available.
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