If you’re driving this Halloween, you want to keep yourself, your passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians safe. Halloween is a common time for car accidents as drivers go to and from parties. You want to drive insured and drive as safely as possible. As your MAIF Insurance Provider, we want you to stay safe this Halloween. We provide auto insurance for drivers who need liability insurance, collision coverage, personal injury protection, and comprehensive insurance.
Halloween Driving Safety Tips
When you’re driving on Halloween, you want to remember to:
Stop At Crosswalks
It’s important to stop at lights, stop signs, and crosswalks for pedestrians. You’ll also want to scan the sides of the street and the sidewalks for jaywalkers. Excited trick-or-treaters may run or walk across the street when you least expect it. Pedestrians won’t always yield to you, so stop at stop signs and look both ways before driving.
When driving on Halloween, you want to drive at or below the speed limit based on vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Trick-or-treaters may suddenly cross the street in front of you, so you need to be prepared to stop.
Check Your Mirrors
Before backing out of your driveway, check your rear mirrors or backup camera for oncoming vehicles or pedestrians. It’s also a good idea to double-check your mirrors and check your blind spots, waiting a couple of seconds before moving. You never know if pedestrians are walking in your driveway behind your car.
Turn On Your Headlights
When driving at night, you need to have your headlights on. Driving with headlights on will help you see pedestrians and other drivers. It’s a good idea to turn on your lights when the sun begins to set for the best visibility.
Turn Down The Music
Driving distracted, especially with loud music, removes your attention from other drivers and pedestrians. Don’t blast your music, you may not be able to hear what’s happening outside your car, or you can get distracted from paying attention to the road.
Avoid Using Your Phone
Texting and driving are all too common. Keep your phone in a bag or away from you while driving. If you need to take a call, pull over to take it. Additionally, if you need to use GPS, ensure you can hear audio directions so you don’t need to look at your map.
Before you start your car, buckle up. If you’re driving your children to and from a Halloween party or a friend’s house, ensure they’re buckled in. Seatbelts keep everyone safe in the event that you need to stop suddenly or you get in an accident.
Make sure you’re covered in the event of a car accident or damage to your car. Call your Maryland Auto Insurance Provider at 301.842.6002. You can also get a free auto insurance quote on our website.