Halloween time. A joyous mix of pumpkins, costumes, and candy for some. A driving nightmare for others. Halloween brings probably the biggest accident risks of the year so its important to note some safety tips going into this years Halloween season. These tips are not only to keep yourself safe, but also to keep others around you safe as well.
On the day of Halloween and even a couple days leading up to it, the streets are going to be filled with little ghouls and goblins going to their kindergarten Halloween carnival or walking door to door repeating "trick or treat" until their plastic pumpkins are overflowing with candy. Drive slow and try not to pass stopped cars that might be moms and dads dropping off their little tykes.
Know What to Avoid
Try to avoid any roads that will make you pass by any schools, parks, etc. There are usually events and Halloween festivities taking place in these areas which means even more parents, cars, and children in the streets. Avoid small streets and small neighborhoods to by pass at least some anxiety that a kid might jump into the street at any moment.
Don't Get Distracted
Today is not the day to eat your turkey sandwich and sip your coffee simultaneously while driving. A split second can make all the difference even on a regular day, but a split second makes an even bigger difference on Halloween. We shouldn't even have to mention putting your cellphone away, but we did anyways.
Be Even More Alert
Not only are there going to be kids in the street, but also people pulling pranks or attempting something else mischievous. Remember last year when people were dressing up as clowns and walking in the middle of the street trying to scare people? These are the other people to be aware of and stay alert for. Don't take any chances.
Halloween is a tough time for drivers. Take these tips into consideration so we can keep ourselves and our little tykes safe this season.