Halloween is a time for fun, but it's also a time to be extra careful on the roads. You don't want to spook your riders or trick-or-treaters with unsafe driving. Here are seven tricks to help keep this Halloween a treat for everyone:
1. Watch Out For Trick-Or-Treaters
Kids will be out in-force on Halloween night, so be extra careful when driving through neighborhoods. Slow down and keep an eye out for little ghosts and vampires darting across the street.
2. Don't Drive Under The Influence
It's never a good idea to drink and drive, but it's especially dangerous on Halloween night. There will be more pedestrians on the roads and many of them will be wearing dark costumes that are hard to see. Keep yourself and everyone else safe and stay sober or get a safe ride from a friend or a ride-share service.
3. Don't Get Distracted By Your Costume
Whether you're dressing up your car or yourself, make sure you don't let your costume interfere with your driving. If your costume is blocking your view, impairing your movement, or otherwise making it difficult to drive safely, take it off or make some adjustments.
4. Be Careful With Decorations
If you're decorating your car for Halloween, make sure the decorations are secure. You don't want anything to fly off and hit another car or pedestrian. Also, be careful not to block your headlights or taillights with anything that could obscure the light.
5. Drive Defensively
Halloween is a busy night on the roads, so be prepared for anything. Be extra cautious and watch out for other drivers who may be impaired or distracted. Look out for pedestrians who may not be paying attention and be prepared to stop suddenly if necessary.
6. Be Patient
Halloween can be a chaotic night, so try to stay calm and be patient. Don't get frustrated with other drivers or pedestrians. Remember that everyone is just trying to have a safe and fun night.
7. Take Your Time
There's no need to rush on Halloween night. Leaving early and taking your time when driving to your destination will help you stay calm and focused on the road.
Follow these tips and you'll be sure to have a safe and spook-tacular Halloween!
Count On Acceptance Insurance
While you have fun staying safe on Halloween, know Acceptance has your back. We offer auto insurance to cover you in case of an accident. We also have roadside assistance* available 24/7 in case you break down or get a flat tire. Try to drive safely this All Hallow's Eve, but remember that Acceptance Insurance is here if things end up a little frightening. Get a no-hassle, free quote online today!
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Common Questions About Safe Driving
What Are Some Common Dangers On The Roads On Halloween Night?
There are a few dangers to be aware of on Halloween night. First, there will be more pedestrians on the roads, so you'll need to be extra careful and aware. Second, there will be more drunk drivers on the roads. And finally, many people will be wearing dark costumes, so they may be hard to see.
What Should I Do If I See A Drunk Driver On The Road?
If you see a drunk driver on the road, the best thing to do is to call the police. Do not try to confront the driver yourself. Safely get the license plate number and a description of the car, let the police handle it, and stay safe.
What Should I Do If My Car Breaks Down On The Road?
If your car breaks down on the road, the best thing to do is to call for roadside assistance*. Do not try to fix the problem yourself, unless it is something you can do, like putting a spare tire on. Otherwise, just wait for help to arrive.
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