The big focus during Halloween is telling kids how to be safe during Halloween – however, someone being hit by a vehicle is four times more likely to happen on Halloween than any other day of the year.Its important that we discuss some Halloween safety tips for ADULTS – since as drivers we have the responsibility to follow traffic safety advice and keep the kids safe during Halloween.
This post is sponsored by Fred Martin Nissan
One of the biggest – and best tips – for Halloween Safety for drivers is driving below the speed limit listed for the residential area, especially during the hours of trick-or-treat. There are a lot more kids out, and it’s usually right at dusk when its harder to see as it is.
Turn on Your Headlights
Make your vehicle more visible to all the trick-or-treaters by making sure your lights are on, even during daylight. It will also help you see kids who are in darker colored costumes which are usually harder to see in the dark.
Eliminate the Distractions
Cell phones, the radio, and even passengers can be distracting while driving. Pay especially close attention to the road and your surroundings while driving during Trick-or-Treat.
Going Out? Have a DD
As you know , Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults sometimes seem to enjoy it just as much (if not more) if you are planning on drinking, make sure you have a set designated driver in mind before you attend any party.
Following these simple driving safety tips can help keep the streets safe this October!