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!