Make Halloween a Safer Holiday for Pedestrians

October 25th, 2019 by

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Halloween is a day dedicated to costumes and candy, so what’s not to love? Traffic accidents. A child’s risk of being hit by a motor vehicle is four times higher on Halloween, so all drivers need to know a few safety tips.

Start by slowing down. Drive at least five miles under the posted speed limit in residential areas so that you have time to react if a child runs in front of your car. Keep an eye out for children. They’re small, likely not paying attention and harder to see if they’re wearing dark costumes. Finally, be extra careful when entering or exiting streets, alleys and driveways.

Before driving on trick-or-treater filled streets, make sure your vehicle is as safe as possible. If it has limitations, visit National Auto Plaza to see and test drive some vehicles with the latest safety features.

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