The costumes, the parties, to goodies...It's all very exciting! Just remember that with all the little ghouls, goblins, superheroes and princesses trick-or-treating tonight, exercise extra caution when driving. The streets will be filled with children going house to house to collect treats and they just may be caught up in all the excitement and forget to stop, look, and listen.
Yes, even on "the Island", the roads get busy with trick-or-treaters! We've already prepped our little one with the "Look before you cross the street, etc, etc, etc." Okay, it's more like, "Don't let go of Mommy's hand!" She's still little, so either Hubby or I always hold her hand.
What are some safety tips you have for Halloween? Here are some Halloween safety tips from Ford:
Ford is committed to being an industry leader for safety and would like to remind drivers of the following tips to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time:
1. Slow down. Children move in unpredictable patterns and will be running up and down sidewalks and zigzagging across streets. Drivers should lower their speed, especially in residential areas, as children may appear unexpectedly in the route of travel.
2. Lights on. Having full headlights on at all times not only helps drivers to easily spot children, but also lets trick-or-treaters know when a vehicle is approaching.
3. Eyes wide open. Children’s costumes may be dark in colour or without reflective patches, limiting their visibility. Children’s masks may also cause their view to be limited or obstructed. Drivers should keep their eyes peeled and be extra mindful behind the wheel.
4. Stay alert. All it takes is one second for a child to dart across the street and into a driver’s path of travel. As always, stay alert and keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
For additional safe driving tips from Ford, please visit: http://www.ford.ca/app/fo/en/our_company/safety/safety_tips.do