How are you spending Halloween? Watching scary movies? Going to a party? Perhaps you’re taking the kids trick-or-treating. It’s a holiday where the streets are brimming with people and your neighborhood will probably be busier than usual, so it’s a good idea to take some extra precautions if you go out for a drive. Here are some ideas from our used car dealership of ways to take extra care when you hit the road on Halloween- or if you’re the one in the streets.
For the Guys and Ghouls Behind the Wheel
As you head out on Halloween, take these extra precautions in your neighborhood to protect the trick-or-treaters milling around your neighborhood. If it takes you a little extra time to get from point A to point B, it’s worth it- you might even get some great ideas for next year’s costume!
- No creeping by: stopped vehicles may be picking up or dropping off children ready to enjoy the holiday. Don’t pass them, and drive slowly as you navigate around your neighborhood.
- Keep your cell phone in the crypt: put it away while you’re driving. As people cross the streets erratically, you can’t afford a couple seconds’ worth of distraction.
- Yield to ghosts, zombies, vampires, and anything else out of the ordinary: don’t count on excited kids who are full of sugar to pay close attention to the road or even notice you’re there. Be alert and always stop for pedestrians.
For the Chilling Trick-or-Treaters
If you’re the lucky host of a Halloween event and get to take people out trick-or-treating, make sure to protect those in your care! Equip them with flashlights to make sure they’re visible to drivers (and can also see where they’re going once the sun sets on another successful Halloween haul). Glow sticks are great for this as well. Also make sure to teach everyone how to cross the street properly: look both ways, and only cross at corners or crosswalks.
Halloween is an exciting holiday with a myriad of opportunities for festivities. Make sure you celebrate safely, and most importantly, have fun! Happy Halloween!