Halloween is a fun time, but can be a dangerous night.Trick-or-treaters don’t always follow the rules (looking both ways before crossing the street, running instead of walking, etc.) so it’s up to motorists to be on the lookout.

The CDC found that the number of deaths among young pedestrians (ages 5-14) is four times higher on Halloween evening than any other evening of the year.

Here are some tips for Halloween driving safety:

  • Drivers should drive slowly and be patient. Don’t pass vehicles that have stopped as children may be exiting the vehicle.
  • No cell phone calls or texting, as these are obvious distractions on a busy night.
  • Be extra aware of your surroundings and yield to pedestrians.
  • Use your lights, turn signals and other rules of the road to avoid any accidents.

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