How to protect trick-or-treaters this Halloween with the following driving safety tips

Gerber Collision and Glass wants to remind you to help protect trick-or-treaters this Halloween with the following driving safety tips:

Drive slowly, and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.

Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections.

Yield to young pedestrians. Children might not stop, either because they don’t see your vehicle approaching or don’t know how to safely cross the street.

Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals. And if you have to pull over to drop off or pick up your kids, turn on your hazard lights.

Teach your children how to safely cross streets. They should look both ways and cross only at corners and crosswalks.

Brighten them up. Give your little trick-or-treaters flashlights and glow sticks, and/or use reflective tape on their costumes, so drivers can see them.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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