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Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers
- Be alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Slow down and continue to scan the road in areas.
- On Halloween there will likely be more pedestrians on the roads and in places where they are not expected. Slower speeds save lives.
- Stay alert for pedestrians who may come out from between parked cars or behind bushes. Stop, and wait for them to pass before you continue.
- Don’t look at your phone or any other distraction when you’re driving. Your attention should always be on the road.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact law enforcement and be a good witness.
Halloween Safety Tips for Pedestrians to Trick-or-Treat
- Create a “buddy system” to get each other home safely and prevent walking alone.
- Parents should accompany children younger than 12.
- Children should walk—not run—from house to house.
- Walk on a sidewalk if one is available and use crosswalks.
- Parents should remind children to look for cars when crossing driveways as well as streets.
- Pedestrians shouldn’t assume they have the right of way, because motorists may not see them.
- Go trick-or-treating before it gets too dark, especially with young children.
- Parents and children should consider choosing costumes that are lighter in color and have reflective material which can make it easier for drivers to see them.
- Avoid costumes that make it more difficult for a child to see, especially ones that include full faced masks.
- Give children a flashlight to walk with in the dark, so they can be more easily seen by drivers. Glow sticks and blinking safety lights can help, too.
Tips for Halloween Party Hosts
- Be a responsible party host and make sure all your guests get home safely.
- Serve plenty of food and provide non-alcoholic beverage options.
- Collect car keys from guests who are drinking.
- Pre-plan for taxis or rideshares or—if you’re sober—drive guests home yourself.