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Reviewed by Chris Harrigan
Former Auto Insurance Claims Manager

UPDATED: Sep 14, 2020

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Key takeaways...

  • Halloween can be dangerous for both drivers and trick-or-treaters
  • Always stay alert when behind the wheel
  • Never drink and drive and never text while driving

Car insurance companies calculate, compare, and forecast a wealth of information. Using this information, they determine the risk of drivers.

A lot of this data can be used to help drivers enjoy a safer driving experience and raise awareness about times of the day when accidents are prone to happen.

Halloween is approaching and there will be many kids walking the streets this Halloween weekend so be aware of your surroundings more than ever.

Car insurance companies are big proponents of automobile safety, and you should follow these tips all year round but sometimes we all need a reminder.

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Safety First

This is also the most dangerous driving time for young pedestrians to be on the road according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

If Halloween is a Sunday this year pay close attention when driving a vehicle this Halloween weekend and try to remember some of these tips:

  • Always keep your lights on and drive slowly in residential or populated areas carefully watching parked vehicles for children or passengers getting out
  • Be aware many children’s costumes are dark and may be hard to see. While a pumpkin is orange, pirate costumes are black, and lots of kids want to be Captain Jack Sparrow when they grow up
  • DO NOT use your cell phone when driving. Text messaging and cell phone usage are two of the largest contributors to car accidents around
  • Watch for broken streetlights. Many neighborhoods have poor lighting so be aware of your surroundings and don’t rely on streetlights to automatically show you children may be around
  • Do not drink and drive. This is may sound like a repetitive tip but DUI is most common around holidays. There is absolutely no reason to drink and drive

Halloween is a memorable evening for all children but the safety of the night also depends on responsible driving from adults and young drivers alike.

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