Protect yourself and your neighborhood trick-or-treaters while you're on the road.
Driving on Halloween can feel like an obstacle course, especially if you live in an area with heavy trick-or-treating foot traffic. Protect yourself, your car, and the lives of little ones with these important safety precautions.
Choose a different route. If you know a certain street or neighborhood is going to be filled with trick-or-treaters, consider an alternate way to your destination. Not only will you avoid potential accidents, you will avoid the frustrating mini-traffic jams that often occur in these areas.
Go slow when trick-or-treaters are present. It's appropriate to go several miles under the speed limit when a lot of children are around. Even well-supervised kids may suddenly walk into a street without looking both ways. You've got to be ready to stop!
Refrain from passing a stopped car. They may be letting out children who are about the cross the road. Resolve to be patient and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
Be cautious in the late hours. Even after the last trick-or-treater has long gone to bed, the roads could still be dangerous. Unfortunately, many adults make the unsafe decision to get behind the wheel of a car after a couple drinks at a Halloween party. Even if you used alcohol responsibly, the driver in the next lane may be swerving and unfocused. Assertive driving skills will serve you well.
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