Helpful Tricks for a Safe Halloween Night

By Emily Eppley | October 30th, 2017

Halloween is exciting for the young and young at heart alike and Chevrolet wants to make sure that you and your loved ones have a safe and fun night. But with so many people out in your neighborhood, it’s important to be extra vigilant behind the wheel. Safe Kids Worldwide says that statistically speaking on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. And this year we’d like to bring that number down.

To ensure the safety of kids and adults, follow these safety tips as outlined by Chevrolet Safety Engineer Suzanne Johansson:

SAFETY TIPS

1. Drive Scary Slow – Kids are excited, full of sugar and potentially wearing shoes that could cause tripping. Slow down and be prepared to stop for Owlette, Cat Boy and Gekko as they cross the street or chase a piece of their costume in the wind.

2. Treat Yourself to Car Tech – Chevrolet recommends that you never turn off safety alerts, but if you have, turn them back on. Things such as rear-view or forward-facing cameras, collision alert sensors and Surround Vision cameras give drivers a better view of what or who is near their vehicles while they’re backing up or just driving down the street.

3. Avoid Dreadful Distractions – If you are concerned you’ll be tempted to use your phone while driving, eliminate the temptation and distraction by taking advantage of vehicle storages cubbies that you cannot access while driving. 

4. Motorists and Masks Don’t Mix – While it’s tempting to make your fellow motorists laugh, it’s a bad idea to drive while wearing anything that could potentially impede your vision like masks, goggles or silly glasses. Place them in the trunk or a convenient storage space until you reach your destination.

5. Don’t Get Tricked and Always Buckle Up – Whether you’re rolling slowly down the street while your kiddos roam the sidewalk or transporting a group of superheroes door to door, be a stickler for safety and buckle up every time you’re in motion.

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