Halloween Driving & Pedestrian Safety

Halloween is a beloved holiday filled with ghosts, ghouls, candy, and countless pedestrians patrolling the neighborhood. As a driver or a pedestrian, you must exhibit extreme caution around Halloween to avoid an unexpected fright. 


Keep these safety tips in mind this Halloween.

Safe tips for drivers:


  • Drive slowly. Watch for children and pedestrians walking on roadways, medians, and areas where they may not usually be.
  • Do not use your phone while driving. With so many pedestrians in unexpected places while trick-or-treating, this tip is especially critical around Halloween.
  • Look twice when coming to crosswalks and stop signs.
  • Ensure that driveways and alleyways are clear of pedestrians before pulling in.
  • Use extra caution when driving at dusk, as this is a popular time for trick-or-treaters.
  • Parents should discourage inexperienced drivers from driving during peak trick-or-treat hours.


Safe tips for pedestrians:


  • Use crosswalks and sidewalks whenever available.
  • Travel with groups for added precaution.
  • Understand that not all drivers can see you and thus may not yield.
  • Be on the lookout for distracted drivers.
  • Wear reflective clothing and use flashlights to ensure you are visible.
  • Stay alert, and do not use your phone while approaching crosswalks or intersections.
  • Walk against traffic, especially in areas without sidewalks.
  • Ensure any Halloween masks allow for a full field of vision.
  • Parents, before venturing out to trick-or-treat, review safety measures with your children.
  • For younger children, hold their hands and stay with the group.


A night of witches and goblins can be even more enjoyable when everyone remains safe because ghouls just want to have fun! Click here for more safety tips from our team!