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Halloween Driving Safety

Halloween is right around the corner! The weather is cooler (kind of), the leaves are changing, we're breaking out the scary movies, the costumes, and best of all the candy! Halloween is wonderful but it also has its issues. One of those issues being a whole bunch of people walking the streets at night in dark costumes. Halloween is fun but it's not so fun when you're not safe. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on the streets this Halloween.

  1. Watch For Children!
    ​This sounds obvious, I know, but it's important. Kids are likely not going to be thinking too much about the carson the road when there is candy to collect and fun times to be had. Don't assume that any pedestrians are going to stop for you. It's safer to stop and allow them to cross.
  2. Slow Down
    ​There are going to be a lot more people on the streets on Halloween weekend. Drive at least 5 miles below the speed limit, especially in residential areas. With all the costumes, people, and decorations there are going to be a lot of distractions. Slowing down will keep you and the trick or treaters safe.
  3. Communicate With Other Drivers
    ​Use your turn signals and your hazards to make sure that other drivers are aware of what's going on.
  4. Turn on your headlights
    Make sure people can see you. Even in the daylight, it’s safer to keep your headlights on so it’s easier for pedestrians to see that you are coming their way.
  5. Carefully enter driveways and alleys
    Watch for pedestrians on the sidewalks or coming out of alleys. It’s already difficult to see and with a higher number of people on the roads and sidewalks you want to be sure that you have a clear path when exiting a driveway or alley.

Remember to be especially careful during the hours of 4pm and 8pm. That is when the streets are the busiest during Halloween. Stay safe and enjoy Halloween!

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