Help keep yourself and trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween by following these simple steps.
- Drive slowly.
- This one should be a given. Drive about 5 mph below the speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.
- Turn the radio down.
- It may be tempting to blast “The Monster Mash” during your drive, but it could turn into a dangerous distraction. With the extra foot traffic on Halloween, keeping the volume down will allow you to listen out children and honking cars.
- Don’t pass stopped vehicles.
- If a car stops in front of you, it can be tempting to just go around them. Try to resist the urge, because they could be picking up or dropping off children.
- Communicate with other drivers.
- While you should always use your turn signals, this is especially important when traffic is heavier. Also, use your hazard lights when picking up or dropping off children.
- Keep your headlights on, even before it gets dark.
- Even in the daylight, pedestrians are more likely to see you if you have your headlights on. But make sure not to shine your brights, you don’t want to blind anyone.
Exercising a little extra caution can save a life. The Cochran Firm wishes you a happy and safe Halloween!