Child Safety – Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun and active night for children and parents alike. On Halloween, streets become more crowded with pedestrians including small children who may be hard to see. It’s easy to become distracted by all of the fantastic costumes and Halloween décor draped on houses everywhere. However, it’s also a time to be more cautious and alert while driving on Halloween night. Here are some Halloween safety tips to keep everyone in, and outside the car safe this Friday:

Drive slowly

Slow down, especially in residential neighborhoods. Subdivisions are hot spots for tons of trick-or-treaters so drive slowly and carefully when entering and exiting these high foot-traffic areas.

Look more than twice

Take an extra look or two at intersections before proceeding slowly through the intersections. Pedestrians may have the rideaway if you are turning so be especially careful when making turns.

Eliminate distractions

While Halloween lights and decorations will be in full-force, try to keep your attention on the road. Also, if you are hauling a few trick-or-treaters, make sure the cabin noise stays low and your cell phone is out of reach.

Turn on your Headlights

It’s getting later in the year which means it’s getting darker even earlier. While most Chevrolet’s are equipped with automatic light control, make sure your headlights are turned on well in advance. It could help you see better in shadowy areas.

Be Alert

There are many Halloween-related events going on this week at various places in the Clover Community. Trick or treating hours in the area range from 5:30-9:30pm all week long so be especially alert during these hours.

While Halloween is one of the busiest pedestrian nights of the year, you should follow these tips all year long to assure both pedestrian and child safety. Check out the infographic below to learn about more Halloween Safety Tips via the News Wheel.

Halloween Safety Tips - Child Safety

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