Happy Safe Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips

October, 2012



While the following tips are helpful on any day, State Farm® encourages drivers to be especially alert on Halloween when the number of child pedestrian fatalities traditionally doubles*.



  • Be on alert for children running in between parked cars and crossing the street in the middle of the block.
  • Avoid tailgating. The car in front of you may be following along with children as they trick-or-treat.
  • Use your car’s hazard lights to alert other drivers if you are dropping off your children.
  • Avoid distractions while driving. Turn the radio off, put away the smart phone and pull over if you need to direct attention to kids in the back seat.
  • Remember to slow down, especially in residential areas. It’s not worth jeopardizing your safety or the safety of our children.
  • Leave early. From school and local park district activities to neighborhood and family parties, Halloween can be an action-packed day. Leave yourself plenty of time so you don’t have to rush. Ten or fifteen extra minutes can make a big difference.
  • Encourage your children to carry a flashlight or wear reflective gear on their costume so they are more visible to people who are driving.

Enhanced by ZemantaFor the record, I didn’t receive any compensation for this post.  I simply want to remind everyone to be safe.  By the way I do accept payment around Halloween time in the form of fun size 3 Musketeer bars.

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