Halloween is right around the corner, which brings young children out onto suburban streets after dark. That makes it imperative that you follow these basic Halloween driving safety tips:
- Slow down: You should always follow the speed limit, especially in residential areas. But on Halloween, travel under the speed limit in neighborhoods, as children sometimes dart out into the street unexpectedly.
- Be careful when backing out of driveways: Children will be running along sidewalks with no regard for cars. If backing out of a driveway, do so extra cautiously, using your backup camera for extra visibility.
- Turn your headlights on: Even when the sun is still setting, turning your headlights on will increase your visibility — and make you more visible to pedestrians, including costumed trick-or-treaters.
- If possible, stay home: Shouldn’t you be passing out candy anyway? But in all seriousness, if you can avoid driving at this time, please do so.
- Be on alert for drunk drivers: Even after trick-or-treat hours, be on high alert. Some people unfortunately put others at risk by drinking and driving, especially on the holidays. If you see a drunk driver, stay away and call the police immediately. If you have had anything to drink, do not drive: Call a friend or call a cab.
From all of us here at Wright Buick GMC, have a happy and save All Hallows Eve!