Halloween is a night on which young kids will be out en masse, celebrations will often include alcohol, and other teens may be out looking for mischief. Here are some tips to stay safe while driving.
• When driving to work or a party in costume, be sure to remove any type of head gear, long cape, shoe covering, or anything else that might interfere with your vision or ability to operate the vehicle.
• Take it slow. Young trick-or-treaters will be out on roads and may not be equipped with sufficient gear to be easily seen.
• Be extra cautious. Studies show that driving at night is more dangerous for teens, and Halloween night is also an evening where celebrations often include alcohol. Take particular care, and steer clear of erratic vehicles.
• Abide by curfews.
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