As Halloween quickly approaches, adults and children alike are gearing up for a night full of spooks, delicious treats, and tons of fun. For commercial drivers, this time of year means more potential hazards to watch out for. If you plan on driving on all hallows eve, read these tips which will hopefully make this season a lot less scary for all of the truck drivers out there.
Many neighborhoods host their trick-or-treat event on week nights. The peak times for this are typically between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. Be sure that you are driving defensively and keeping a close eye out for children. Many kids will be focusing on their candy route and may not be watching out for oncoming traffic. Children are twice as likely to be struck and killed by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Don’t add to the statistics and try your best to avoid areas with children all together. Also bear in mind that many costumes may actually make it harder for you to see pedestrians. Consequently, turn your lights on earlier than you usually would so that you can see them and they can see you.
Adults like to celebrate Halloween too and a lot of the time, their celebrations involve late night parties with alcoholic beverages. As a result, you may encounter tired or drunk drivers coming home from these parties, so be extremely cautious!
It isn’t uncommon for teenagers to try and spread a little Halloween mayhem in their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, many of these youngsters don’t comprehend exactly how dangerous their pranks can be. For instance, drivers have reported people throwing eggs, pumpkins, and rocks at vehicles while standing on overpasses. Not only does this kind of activity cause thousands of dollars in damage, but it can also result in fatal collisions. Although it is unfortunate that this happens, but you need to be cautious of your surroundings and keep your equipment locked and secure.
If you have to be out on the roads this Halloween make sure that you take your time and watch for all the little boys and ghouls that may be out and about that night. If you have children of your own, be sure to discuss with them how to stay safe this spooky season. Feel free to check out our autumn safety tips post HERE.
From all of us here at Truck Mart LLC-Happy Halloween!
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