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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Halloween Driving Safety Tips To Remember by Walker Smith Body Shop.

It’s that time of year again! Can’t you just smell the candy corn in the air today? Here are some tips for driving tonight...

Since most trick or treating takes place after dark visibility is always a factor. Consider that this is a high traffic evening, with most parents rushing home from work to get their little trick or treaters out the door. So consider leaving a little earlier from work if at all possible. This way you can avoid heavy traffic and be home in time to hand out those leftover snicker bars from last year (just kidding you ate them all remember)?

However if leaving work early to avoid traffic is not a option you will just have to apply extra caution. This is not the time to be reading the picture text of your neighbors "cute chihuhua dressed as superman" costume while unwrapping the last aforementioned snickers bar and taking sips of your pumpkin spiced latte. 

Supposing you made it home and beat all the traffic, but now your little trick or treaters want you to drive them to all the houses for the candy because…

A. It’s too cold.

B. It's too windy.

C. You live in a neighborhood where the trick or treating is a little “too dangerous”.

D. Your kids are lazy.

Whatever the reason may be, you must drive with extreme awareness.

Give the kids plenty of clearance. Just because "Dora the Explorer" looks like she is walking on the curb carefully, her mask is making it difficult to see her own feet.

Always drive with your lights and hazards on if you are making frequent stops, there is a reason schoolbuses brakelights blink.

And while this isn't a driving tip, remind the kids not to go in stranger's houses It's a strange strange world out there.

Advise your children about safety awareness and whenever possible get out and walk with them:) Don't forget the camera!

So there you have it, a few Halloween safety tips from Walker Smith Body Shop Snellville.

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