Practice safe driving on Halloween. We know you’ve heard this before, but we’re repeating this with good reason.
Halloween Auto Accident Statistics:
- 23 percent of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night involve drunk drivers.
- The potential for automobile related accidents with young pedestrians increases four times on this night.
Safe Driving Tips for Halloween:
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
- Don’t use a cell phone or other hand-held electronic devices.
- Absolutely don’t drink and drive.
- Drive slowly – even 5mph under the posted speed limit. This gives you time to react to trick-or-treaters darting into the street.
- Enter an exit driveways, alleyways and parking lots carefully.
- Keep on the lookout for kids crossing streets – they may not be paying attention to you.
- Make sure your headlights are on so your car is visible.
One More Frightening Halloween Statistic:
Keep an eye on your car. If you think getting your car “egged” on Halloween is the only thing you need to worry about with your car, think again. Car thieves don’t take vacation time on holidays. Halloween ranked 2nd with almost 2,000 car thefts.