Drivers let’s make Halloween a safe Halloween
Making Halloween a safe holiday for all is mostly about common sense for both drivers and trick or treaters. Chances are, Trick or treating will happen after dark or at least will go in the dark hours. Seeing and being seen will be key to safety for all.
Tips for a safe Halloween
First, make sure you can see and be seen., check your headlights, brake lights and blinkers
Check your windshield, is it clean inside and outside? The hazzy film on the inside can prevent you from seeing what happens in front of your car when lights are coming at you.
Leave your phone alone, even hands free driving impairs your reactions
Drive slow when children are around
Do not pass stopped vehicles, the driver maybe dropping off children or stopped to let children cross the street
Children are excited, they may cross the street without warning or dart out from between cars, be ready to stop
Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.
Use your blinkers when turning or pulling over
Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
Use your hazard lights when you stop to drop off or pick up pedestrians
If your headlights are hazy
You won’t be able to see and be seen as well, now is a good time to restore them. You will find off the shelf products in most department stores or auto part stores. they will probably provide temporary relief.