Drive Safe on Halloween Night
How to Avoid an Unfortunate Accident
Halloween night is meant to be full of fun, laughter, a few good-hearted scares, and of course excessive amounts of candy. But with dark costumes, low levels of light, and unpredictable goblins, monsters, vampires, and other cute costume adorned children, driving can be hazardous. Scares can occur that nobody wants.
The best way to prevent an unfortunate accident is to not drive around at all if you can help it. But if you have to be out when the trick-or-treating starts, then here are a few tips to ensure that you make it home safely, and so do our future generations.
Drive Under the Speed Limit
Speed is almost always a factor in fatal collisions. But it is especially a factor with pedestrians. A human is no match against a machine, and the faster the machine the deadlier it becomes.
When you’re driving through the Billings neighborhoods, slow down a bit. Our city isn’t that big, and going 5 under the speed limit is going to increase your commute time by a few minutes at the most.
Pay Extra Attention to Walkers
Princesses in long flowing dresses, super heroes with capes, and monsters in ill-fitting costumes will be wandering the streets (not to mention the un-dead walkers that seem to stay in character no matter what). Keep an eye on them as their costumes may disrupt their vision and can provide tripping hazards. If they fall into the street you want to be able to stop quickly.
Watch both sides, if you see a group on one side, make sure they won’t dart across to join a group on the other side of the street.
Watch those Intersections
Pedestrians are supposed to follow a certain set of rules. But an indecisive or impulsive youngster won’t always follow those rules; even with an adult nearby. Pay extra attention at the intersections where children will be crossing so you don’t hit one even if you have the right-of-way.
It’s always a good idea to look left, then right, then left again. Don’t expect the pedestrian to stop for you.
Triple Check Blind Turns
When pulling out of driveways and alleys, there are often hedges and fences that impede your view. Most of the time there won’t be anyone there, but tonight that’s different. There will likely be someone walking that you need to watch out for.
Creep out of the driveway or alley so you don’t accidentally run over any creeps or zombies.
Big Sky Collision Center Details Cars
If you are the subject of vandalism or egging on this prankster loving evening, don’t be spooked! Here at Big Sky Collision Center we provide full auto detailing services to the Billings community. We can get your vehicle fixed (if it’s damaged) and cleaned (if it’s dirty) so that you can go back to enjoying the drive.
Give us a call at 406-259-6328 to make an appointment.