Safety tips for drivers on the road during Halloween. Halloween is considered to be one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. We can all help protect trick-or-treaters by following these simple safety tips on Halloween. A prime time for everyone to be extra alert are between the times of 4pm and 8pm.
Keep your headlights on at all times even in the daylight.
Drive slowly through residential areas. Try to go at least 5 mph under the speed limit.
Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
Put your cell phone down! Eliminate distractions of your cell phone by putting it away while you’re driving.
Be aware of your surroundings and watch for children running into the street. Yield to pedestrians as many children and adults might not always use crosswalks. Watch out for pedestrians cutting in between parked vehicles.
Use your turn signals wisely and be sure if you plan to pull over for drop offs turn on your emergency flashers.
Always designate a sober driver and plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night if you plan on celebrating Halloween with alcohol.
If you see a drunk driver while driving contact the police immediately.
Have a Happy Halloween and be safe out there!