Happy Halloween

October 31, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Driving Safety Tips on Halloween:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

Homeowner Safety Tips:

  • Keep it Clear – Clear steps and lawns of any tripping hazards (electric cords, hoses, etc.).
  • Pet Protection – Put any pets away. The sights and sounds of Halloween may be frightening to them too, which could lead to aggressive behavior.
  • Pathways – Keep your sidewalks and pathways clearly lit.
  • Store Bought – Save the homemade treats for another time.