Halloween is the one night each year where people around the nation get into the spooky spirit, and kids compete to see who can get the most candy trick-or-treating. But with all those kids running around in their Halloween costumes, it’s important to remember to drive safe and be aware of your surroundings on Halloween night. Below you’ll find a few tips to keep in mind.
It’s important to drive slow, as some costumes can be hard to see, particularly at night. It’s also important to never pass stopped cars. These cars are most likely stopped for kids and families crossing the street to trick-or-treat at more houses. Take your time through neighborhoods, and everyone will enjoy their night.
Put the Phone Down
Texting and driving is not a good idea year round, but with so many kids and families out and about for this holiday, it’s especially important. Keeping your attention on the road and not on your phone will keep everyone in your car safe, and everyone on the road as well. There’s no text, call, or status update important enough to check while driving. No matter what it is, you can wait until you have time to park or exit your vehicle.
Communicate with Other Drivers
A big night that many love to celebrate means that everyone will be out on the roads, either walking and collecting candy, or driving from neighborhood to neighborhood. Remember to let other drivers know your plans on the road by using your turn signals or hazards, and always respect other drivers since you’re not the only one on the road. Give people enough space, always look when backing up or pulling out, and remember that it’s okay to take your time.
No matter how cautious of a driver your are or try to be, accidents happen, and when they do, the experts at Adams Collision Service are here to help make your car look brand new again. We offer a full range of services to help get you back out on the road as soon as possible. Give us a call at 847-961-5409, or visit our website at adamscollisionservice.com