- Be especially cautious if you are driving during peak trick-or-treating hours. This falls between 4 and 9 p.m.
- Practice extra caution around driveways. Enter and exit driveways slowly.
- Children get excited for the night, so be alert for children that dart across streets without looking.
- Watch for children that might be crossing between parked cars.
- When driving children to and from Halloween activities, make sure everyone’s seat belt is fastened. Also make sure your kids exit the car on the curb side.
- Any fallen leaves on a street can affect your stoping distance.
- Slow down and always look left, right, and left again before crossing any streets
- Be sure you are seen by all passing cars. The goal is to see and be seen. Bright colored clothing and using reflective devices, such as vests and blinking lights, can help with this.
- Avoid costumes that can limit your vision - such as masks, or pullover type costumes.
- Make eye contact with drivers when you cross the street. This way you can be sure they see you.
- Don’t stare into your goody bag as you walk. You’ll have lots of time later to inventory your bounty!
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