Safety First for Halloween

Angela Remmert by Angela Remmert | 10.28.2014

Halloween is just days away! Whether you’ll be walking with your little zombies and princesses or driving through neighborhoods, it’s so important to stay safe.

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Follow these driving safety rules for a safe and happy Halloween.

Did you know that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year? To help prevent these tragedies in your area, here are some tips from the AAA. For the full list, click here.

If You’re Driving:

  • Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.
  • Look for children crossing the street. In their excitement, they may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street mid-block or between parked cars.
  • Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
  • Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in the daylight.
  • Broaden your scanning by looking for children left and right into yards and front porches.

If You’re a Parent:

  • Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes.
  • Review trick-or-treating safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!