Halloween is right around the corner! You’ve probably been preparing your costume or helping your kids get ready for a big night of trick-or-treating. While Halloween is all about having fun, there are definitely a few things to remember when driving on Halloween night. The team at Toyota of Orlando is here to give you some Halloween safe driving tips to remember so that everyone can have a safe trick-or-treating experience.
Safe driving tips for Halloween night
If you want to make sure that you’re night is full of treats, make sure to follow these safe driving tips in Orlando. That way, you won’t have to worry about your night of fun getting ruined because of lack of safety.
Be aware of your surroundings
When you’re on the road on Halloween night, make sure you’re aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re in a suburban area or in the middle of Downtown, there may be a lot more distractions than what you’re used to. In addition to trick-or-treaters, be careful of cars that stop that might be dropping off children. And be sure not to get too distracted by some great Halloween decorations. Distracted driving in Orlando is dangerous for you and everyone around you!
Don’t text and drive
We understand that you might be meeting up with a group so you want to be prepared in case they message you with any changes. However, it’s never a good time to text and drive. It distracts you from the road and puts your overall safety in jeopardy. If you feel the need to check your phone, be sure to pull over in a safe spot to check.
Watch out for pedestrians
There are going to be a ton of pedestrians out and about this Halloween weekend. Be sure that you’re watching out for them, especially young children! They may be too excited about the day and can be unpredictable. So always remember pedestrian safety whether you’re driving or walking.
Make sure your lights are functional
Before driving at night, you’ll want to make sure the exterior lights of your car are operational. Your headlights help increase your visibility and makes your presence known to other people on the road. Brake lights and taillights help signal to those behind you when you’re stopping. Turn signals allow other drivers and pedestrians address their course of action based on your turn.
And you don’t have to only use these safe driving tips during Halloween! These tips can be used anytime you drive!
Stay safe on the road in Orlando
If you need more safe driving tips to prepare you for nighttime driving, be sure to visit the Toyota of Orlando website. We have plenty of information to help keep you and others around you safe! And remember, you don’t have to apply these safe driving tips just on Halloween night. You can use them whenever you go out for a drive.