10 Tips to Help You Have a Safe Halloween

To help keep trick-or -treaters safe, please follow these tips while driving this Halloween.

Be extra careful between 4 and 8 P.M- when most collisions with vehicle and young pedestrians happen.

Avoid distractions while driving-Don’t use your cell phones or mess around with your stereo. Wait until you’ve stop to call, text, ect.

Drive slowly- Don’t pass stopped vehicles because the driver might be dropping off or picking up children.

Watch for children darting into the street- Most young pedestrians don’t only cross the street at intersections.

Yield to young pedestrians- Don’t assume that children are going to stop. They might not see your vehicle or don’t know how to safely cross the street.

Let other drivers know what you are doing- Use your turn signals every time. And if you have to pull over to drop off or pick up kids, turn on your hazard lights.

Also Keep Your Own Trick-Or-Treaters Safe

Teach them how to safely cross the streets- They should look both ways and cross only at corners and crosswalks.

Brighten them up- Give them flashlights and glow sticks, and/or use reflective tape on their costumes, so drivers can see them.

Plan a route –discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow. Establish a time for children to return home. Or have a time and place to pick them up at.

Review Safety- Review trick-or-treating safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.

Sources : http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/child-safety/halloween-safety/.

http://www.progressive.com/vehicle-resources/halloween-safety/.

Us here at Mark’s Auto Sales wish you a happy and safe Halloween!!

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