Kid-Friendly Roads

Safety Tip of the Week
Riding on Halloween is...scary!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is usually one of the three worst days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Further, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says kids are more apt to be hit by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other day. Dim light or even dark night, masks and costumes, and excited kids mean motorcycle enthusiasts need to watch out for trick-or-treaters. Later at night, teens and adult partygoers also require watchfulness.

If you’re driving, slow down in residential neighborhoods and in areas where Halloween events are being held. The AAA suggest that you go at least five miles an hour below the posted speed limit.

Watch for children walking on roadways and medians. In fact, it’s a good idea to sweep your gaze across yards and porches so you have a better idea of what to expect.

Expect to see children crossing the street. Check the curb and be aware that excited kids may try to cross mid-block and run out from between parked cars.

Be careful when you pull into or ride out of alleys and driveways.

Keep your headlight on, even before it’s dark.

Remember that people will celebrate Halloween not just on the 31st, but also on the weekend before.