Hallowe'en is right around the corner, and kids everywhere are chomping at the bit to get out there and hit the streets. Safety on our roadways is always important, but particularly on Hallowe'en night it becomes an even bigger concern. There will be hordes of excited, sugar-pumped children racing around their neighbourhoods from door to door, and they may not be at their usual best in terms of applying the safety rules. As drivers, and as parents, we need to be extra vigilant to keep our kids safe on the 31st. Parents, talk to your kids about the rules, inspect their costumes for safety hazards. Drivers - be aware, give yourselves extra time for your trips.
I'm happy to share the following set of tips with you, prepared by Purolator, who certainly have a lot of experience with safety on the roads. They give some good advice:
On top of the usual safety concerns for Hallowe'en, many of us are facing the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy just in time for the special night. Wet roads, high winds, reduced visibility will all combine to make the night a little (lot) less comfortable and safe. Be careful out there!!! But still have a hauntingly good time :)