Can you believe Halloween weekend is already here? With the shorter daylight hours and with Halloween falling on a Tuesday this year, we want to make sure that you and your family stay safe this year. Last year we got a great response to our Halloween pedestrian safety tips and we wanted to share even more of our expert’s knowledge. So we got our team at Toyota of North Charlotte got together and made a list of Halloween safe driving tips you can follow when you’re driving this spooky season.
Don’t fear our safe driving tips
Prepare your car
It’s no car maintenance myth that you’ll be a hazard on the road if you’re driving a car that’s not properly taken care of. That’s why you want to follow our Halloween auto service checklist so that your vehicle is ready for the season and you are able to use our safe driving tips effectively!
From now until Tuesday there are going to be more pedestrians out than normal. So you want to make sure that your driving around Charlotte with extreme caution and are fully aware of your environment at all times. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. are the peak hours for trick or treaters and the times that mist young pedestrian collisions occur, so be extremely careful if you’re driving in neighborhoods during these times.
You may laugh, but driving slowly is one of the most important N Charlotte safe driving tips you can follow this Halloween season. A slower speed will help you be more in control of your car and will also give you more time to react to any unexpected thing that could happen on the road.
Put the phone down
We never condone being on your phone while you’re driving in any of our N Charlotte safe driving tips lists. If you are using your phone for directions and don’t have a passenger in the car that can help assist you with directions, we recommend getting a phone holder for your dashboard or one you can put in your air vents. This will let you keep both hands on your wheel and help you not take your eyes off the road when you look to see what your next turn is.
Give young pedestrians the right of way
With small kids running around in costumes that may impair their vision, you want to give pedestrians the right of way. Don’t assume that kids know proper pedestrian etiquette and realize that they should cross the street when a car isn’t coming and only at a crosswalk. And even if a child does know this, they may forget because of all the Halloween festivities and sugar they have pulsing throughout their body. This is one of our safe driving tips that can help prevent a horrible accident.
Have a great Halloween around Charlotte
We hope you learned something from our N Charlotte safe driving tips for Halloween list! If you want more tips like this, check out our website or our blog. We want to help you and your family stay safe on the N Charlotte roads all year long. Happy Halloween!