Tips for Safe Driving on Halloween

If you are planning on driving this Halloween, it is important to pay close attention to the road and to drive carefully as the streets will be crawling with little creatures. We’ve put together a list of safe driving tips for everyone who will be driving on our roads this Halloween:

  • Drive slowly — since the streets will be crawling with little ghosts and goblins, it’s important to drive slowly and keep your eyes out for people. Because many costumes are dark and hard to see, you should drive slowly and be prepared to stop in case little trick-or-treaters run into the street.
  • Be patient and remain calm — if you are driving through high traffic neighborhoods, you should be prepared to make frequent stops as trick-or-treaters run from house to house and into the street.
  • Take a different route — if you know a different route that you can take that will eliminate driving through high traffic neighborhoods, you should take it. You will cut down on making frequent stops and will eliminate the risk of hitting any little trick-or-treaters.
  • Pay attention to the road and avoid distractions — avoid distractions like electronic devices, texting while driving, talking on hand held cell phones and looking at maps. Halloween is such an exciting time for youngsters; you will need to pay extra close attention in case someone runs into the street without paying attention.
  • Try to avoid driving between 5 and 9 p.m. — it’s best to stay off the road between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to avoid all the little ones on the street.
  • Don’t drink and drive — this is our number one safe driving tip for Halloween night. Whatever you do, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Even one drink can impair your judgment and slow your reflexes. On a night like Halloween when the streets are crowded with excited children, it is especially crucial that you do not drink and drive.

Halloween is fun for kids of all ages. No matter what you are doing this year, be careful and stay safe. Westway Auto Body wishes you and your family a fun and safe Halloween!