Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

DURAND, Mich., – Everybody loves Halloween and droves of little ghouls and goblins will be out at night for trick-or-treating. Whether you're driving to a spooky costume party or dropping the kids off, make sure to follow these Halloween driving safety tips to keep everyone out of harm's way.

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Watch the Vehicles in Front of You

Cars will be stopping intermittently in the street to drop kids off at houses or pick them up. So keep your eyes on the road and maybe drive a little slower. We recommend driving 5 mph below the speed limit in neighborhoods. Also, be wary of passing a stopped vehicle as kids may be exiting abruptly or not in your line of sight.

Use Your Turn Signals

Make sure to use turn signals to communicate your intentions to other drivers. It will make navigating a busy neighborhood much easier for everyone. Neglecting to use your turn signals results in over twice as many accidents as distracted driving (i.e. phones, food, loud music).

No Texting!

Again, we can't reiterate it enough that you should never text and drive, but on Halloween night you especially need to avoid distracting yourself. So put the phone down, and watch the road.

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Watch out for Kids

Young, candy crazed kids are apt to run into the street by accident so make sure to keep your eyes open for them. They also may be standing by or on the curb, or in medians. So best to be cautious.

We also recommend turning your headlights on even before sunset. It will help illuminate the street and sidewalks. Some of the kids will undoubtedly be wearing dark costumes and be harder to see. Heck, some even may be dressed as ninjas and therefore even harder to see!

Yield to Munchkins Crossing the Street

Give the right of way to groups of trick-or-treaters at intersections and cross walks. It's stressful enough wrangling a group young kids as it is, so please try to help out the adults who are supervising them.

So please, make sure everyone can enjoy their candy and trick-or-treating by observing our Halloween driving safety tips. They will help to keep the night spooky and safe. 

Additionally, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chevrolet is supporting the fight against breast cancer with number of campaigns for charity that we invite you to participate in. For example, every social media post using the hashtag #IDriveFor, Chevy will donate $5 up to $500,000 to breast cancer research. Last year, Chevy raised nearly $1.6 million to help the cause and we hope to improve on that total in 2016. 

Come see us at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429. Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! For any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We proudly serve Durand, as well as the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and others.

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