Thu Oct 24 2013 21:23:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A few good reminders for Halloween driving:
"Ensure you have a safe and spirited Halloween by making sure your car is ready for a night of trick-or-treating.
As motorists, we need to be diligent and assume responsibility.
Halloween, a favorite holiday for many children and adults across the country. Many people spend months getting ready for this festive evening. To ward off any bad luck, drivers should check that their vehicles are in good condition.
Here are some safety tips to prevent anything from spoiling the fun:
-Stay focused on what’s happening on the streets, sidewalks and driveways.
-Watch for kids crossing mid-block instead of at designated crosswalks and corners.
-Drive below the posted speed limit.
-Do not try passing stopped cars, as they may be dropping kids off.
-Drivers staying in a running vehicle while the kids are trick or treating should use their hazard lights to let others know.
As motorists, we need to be diligent and assume responsibility, children are often wearing dark costumes and not paying attention. According to the Center for Disease Control, deaths among young pedestrians (ages 5-14) are four times higher on Halloween evening."