Both pedestrians and drivers need to be hyper-vigilant on Halloween - there's a big influx of small, excited pedestrians on residential streets, and more distractions inside the vehicle. Here's some tips for both drivers and trick-or-treaters for staying safe on the roads.
Most fatal pedestrian accidents occur when a the vehicle going is 50 km/hr or faster. Slowing down will also help you stop faster if a child crosses in front of you, and to be alert while looking for trick-or-treaters behind parked vehicles.
As a driver, be aware of your surroundings and refrain from distracted driving (plus, it's illegal!)
Remind your children not to run across the street, but to cross by walking at a crosswalk after checking for vehicles.
Drivers, be sure to signal when you are pulling over or turning.
If you are sending out kids, be sure that they have some reflective materials on their costumes, or find a costume with bright colours instead of dark colours.
Face paint and makeup also makes it easier for kids to see, rather than a bulky mask.Oh, and one more thing... HAPPY HALLOWEEN! From everyone at Koch Ford Lincoln, have a safe and happy Halloween