Halloween Driving Safety Tips

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October is here! Fresh cool breezes, autumn colors, and the smell of pumpkin pie will begin to file in over time. For kids, the month of October is a countdown to one of the most beloved rites of passage for kids in suburban America: Halloween!


We hope you grew up in a place where trick-or-treat was special, too. Do you remember the excitement of trick-or-treating as a child? Halloween is a great experience for boys and girls as they venture out on their own or with friends searching for adventures with their neighbors and their front door hauntings. It’s also a bit of a dare, and it comes with dangers-- the night, costumes, and the adrenaline of a sugar-high. Protect all the kids in your neighborhood with these Halloween safety driving tips:


Be extra cautious on Halloween -- If at all possible, avoid driving on Halloween. But if you must go, please drive slowly, and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children or might be yielding to crossing children. This is true of both the dark evening and the bright day during school hours. Kids are unpredictable on Halloween, so don’t be unpredictable yourself.


ALWAYS yield to pedestrians -- Kids will run across your path. Children might not stop, either because they don’t see your vehicle approaching or they don’t know how to cross the street safely. Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections.


Keep your mind focused on the drive -- It’s vital to avoid distractions. Don’t let anything take your mind off the road. Dock your phone before driving, and don’t play with the radio or let chatty passengers pull your attention away from driving.


Work with traffic -- Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals. Be incredibly considerate-- the kids of San Carlos are worth the extra care.


Be sure your vehicle is running right -- If crucial systems like your brakes or your steering are in doubt, or you have a problem with your headlights, find another way to get where you are going-- taxi, Uber, or a friend.


A+ Japanese Auto Repair is here to keep you safely on the road. If your car is experiencing a neglected symptom, don’t wait for Halloween. Let us know right away, and trust our mechanics to get your vehicle back to where it needs to be. Schedule an appointment today at A+ Japanese Auto Repair. We are conveniently located at 780 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.

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