Halloween is a holiday that both children and adults can enjoy. From the candy to costumes to the decorating to the spookiness, there seems to be something for everyone. Even though this night is full of fun and festivity, we have to be careful -- this night can quickly turn dangerous for both pedestrians and drivers alike. Here are 10 trick-or-treat safety tips:
- Use those headlights. Even in the daylight, children crossing the street are more likely to see you, and you are more likely to see other trick-or-treaters, especially those kids wearing darker costumes.
- Don’t drive distracted. Put your cell phone away. Tonight is the night to be on your guard.
- Turn the radio down. You need to use all your senses tonight to make sure the coast is clear.
- Drive slower than the posted speed limit, especially in residential areas. Children can’t help but get excited with all their candy and might cross the street without looking.
- Keep your eyes peeled, and pay extra attention at crosswalks or corners.
- Don’t pass cars parked in the street, as they might be picking up or dropping off passengers.
- Exit any driveways with extreme caution.
- Don’t forget to communicate with other drivers -- put those turn signals and headlights to good use.
- If you are planning to celebrate with alcohol, designate a driver or arrange for an Uber or Lyft.
- If you see a drunk driver or just unsafe driver on the road, alert law enforcement right away.
On Halloween night, you need each component of your car, from brakes to headlights, to performing in pristine condition. You never know -- you might need to step on your brakes for incoming ghoul, and you need those brakes to react quickly. Our team can perform a thorough inspection. Book an appointment with us today! We look forward to seeing you!