While most people spend Halloween night either passing out candy or walking through the streets with their trick-or-treaters, some of us may need to do some driving. If you need to get in the car, here are some driving tips for Halloween to help keep everyone safe along the way.
- Put away any potential distractions in your car, like your phone or food. Turn off the radio and roll the windows down if possible so you can better hear those walking around you.
- Drive slowly and be extra vigilant while driving through residential neighborhoods. Kids can be very excited on Halloween and do not always act predictably.
- When pulling in or leaving your driveway, drive carefully and look out for any walkers coming your way.
- Make sure you come to a complete stop at all intersections to give any walkers a chance to cross. Try to make eye contact with them so they know you are letting them cross.
- If kids dart out into the street, do not honk at them. Let them cross.
- Turn on your headlights, even if the sun is still up, to give you better visibility and make it easier for any kids to see you.
- Most communities hold trick-or-treat between 5:30-9:30 p.m., so be extra alert during that time.
Everyone here at Gossett VW Germantown wishes you and yours a safe and happy Halloween!