Halloween is right around the corner which means trick-or-treat night is closing in as well. Driving while there are kids darting to and fro can be dangerous, especially if you’re in an area with dim lighting. Fortunately, there are a number of precautions to reduce your risk or injuring anyone this Halloween. Here are some trick-or-treat driving safety tips, brought to you by Vann York Honda.
- Slow Down – The best way to avoid an accident in any circumstance is to simply slow down. Doing so leaves you with more time to stop if a child suddenly darts into the road. Be careful going around corners where the sidewalk isn’t visible and watch out for children in dark costumes.
- Communicate – Children aren’t mind readers which means it’s hard for them to know whether they can cross the street or not. If children are waiting to cross, come to a complete stop and visibly wave them on. Make sure to use your turn signals to communicate with other drivers as well. If you plan on dropping kids off, turn on your hazard lights while stopped.
- Avoid Distractions – Stay off the phone and dedicate your full attention to the road. Answering a call or text isn’t worth injuring a child out having a night of fun collecting candy, after all.