Halloween Driving Tips
Halloween is upon us and everyone at Freedom Honda is wishing you a fun and safe night! Halloween safety starts with you and how alert you are behind the wheel. On Halloween night there will be a lot more hustle and bustle in the streets and we are here to give you some driving tips to keep your night spooky and fun!
Drive slowly and do not pass stopped vehicles
Keeping an eye out for children and parents is very important on Halloween night. One tip is to keep your vehicle at a very slow pace when going through areas with a lot of trick-or-treaters. This will allow you to brake easily just in case a little ghost or princess runs across the street without looking both ways. If there is a stopped vehicle in the road, always double check their doors to make sure they aren’t letting any little ones out for a treat stop. Wait a few seconds and make sure it is safe to pass them on the road or in a neighborhood.
Store your cell phone
Being on your cell phone while you drive is never safe to do, but especially not on a night like Halloween. Being distracted by your phone could cause you to not see little kids crossing the street, swerve into oncoming traffic, or even miss a treat stop! Put your phone away and only check it when you are completely stopped and safely at your destination.
Communicate with other drivers
Being able to let other drivers know exactly what your next move is will allow for the roads to be a safer place on Halloween. Always use your turn signals to let walkers and other drivers know where your next move will be and yield to anyone who may walk out in front of your vehicle. If you are driving your children through your trick-or-treating path, make sure to use your hazards if you’re stopping in the middle of the road or in front of a house so other drivers and pedestrians will know they can pass safely.
Helping out other drivers
It is very important for you to be safe behind the wheel of your own vehicle, but what about other drivers on the road? There are a few things you can do to make their Halloween drive a little easier too. Teaching your children to safely look both ways before they cross the street will make the road an easier place to drive so they won’t run out in front of oncoming vehicles. Another great way to help other drivers is to brighten up your kids’ Halloween costumes. If you know you’re going to be walking through a lot of neighborhoods, it’s a great idea to add reflective tape to costumes so they will be easier to see once it gets dark. Adding fun props like flashlights and glow sticks for your children to carry will be fun for them and it will make them stand out once the sun sets!
Keep you and your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween night by practicing these tips! Have fun and stay spooky!