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At night on the 31st of October, children, teenagers and adults will be roaming the streets of towns and cities in pursuit of enjoying the night. While Alta Nissan Richmond Hill is all for the celebration of Halloween, we want to emphasize caution on Halloween night to drivers, parents, children and everyone in between. As the day gets darker, there is more chances of risk. So, we decided to write a short post about ways how you can prepare yourself for the spooky night coming up and fully enjoy it while being safe at the same time.

 

For Drivers

As the night comes, drivers will need to be aware that many people and children will be on the streets and roads due to trick or treating and etc. Some ways to make sure you can see those around you and stay safe are to;

 

– Drive slowly. You never know if people decide to cross the street at any time while you’re there. Stay slow to prevent any accidents.

– Take more time to look around you during stops at intersections. A quick look won’t suffice as a good enough look around to make sure there is no one around and you are safe to drive.

– Enter and exit driveways SLOW. It’s all about going slow. Pull in or back up slow so you can see if there are people in your path and you then wait for them to move past.
– Keep your phone, food, drinks or anything that would cause a distraction out of your hands and sight. Focus on the road.

– Stay extra alert during the usual trick or treating hours of 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

– Do not be impaired while driving.

– Do not text and drive.

For Parents

Halloween can be a fun night for both you, the parent, and your child / children. But, you must remember to ensure safety for you and your child / children. Some things to remember this Halloween are;

 

– Children under the age of 12 should not be out at night without adult supervision.

– Cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

– Do the look left, right then left trick when crossing a road.

– Keep your head up when walking, not in any devices, while crossing streets and crosswalks.

– Teach your children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

– Don’t walk on the road, stick to sidewalks or paths.

– Watch for cars turning in and out of driveways.

 

For Children

Children can get very excited during this sugar filled fiesta of a day. But, they need to be reminded that there are some dangers and that they need to follow rules. Some tips to help children stay safe are to;

 

– Wear reflective or light clothes so drivers can see them easier.

– Don’t wear masks that give little sight.

– Don’t assume the driver sees you automatically.

– Look both ways when crossing streets, crosswalks and etc.

– Do not run out into the street without looking.

– Have a light so you can be easily seen.

– Stay on sidewalks.

– Make sure the costume fits well so it prevents trips and falls.

 

For Everyone

Whether you’re going to a Halloween party or out for another reason. It is still your responsibility to arrive to your destination safe as well as ensure others around you are safe.

 

– Be sure you are well enough to drive (not impaired by alcohol, marijuana or distracted in any way).

– Stay aware of who and what is around you for their and your own safety.

– Make sure you have a reliable ride home.

– Be responsible with your actions.

 

Halloween is a time to dress up and have a good night. Not staying aware and responsible can make the night turn from spooky fun to scary very quickly. We urge you to be cautious on and off the roads this Halloween. Halloween is meant to be a fun and memorable night, hopefully the tips provided above can help you, your friends and family stay safe. We at Alta Nissan Richmond Hill wish you a very Happy Halloween!

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