This Halloween, just like every year, will bring out trick or treaters of all ages. From the toddlers with their parents to the groups of adolescents, the streets will be crowded with people as they go door to door for tasty treats. Make note of the following Halloween driving tips to keep yourself and those around you safe, and avoid having to call Las Vegas accident attorneys.
Turn on Your Headlights
You might think you don’t need to turn your lights on during the day, but doing so allows other people to more readily see your car. So, even if it’s mid-day, turn your lights on as a precaution.
Keep the Radio Low
While it can be fun to blast music as you drive, it might not allow you to hear the honk of another car or the voices of children nearing the street. Therefore, it’s important to keep the radio down so you can hear the sounds around you.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled
Carefully watch the street and pay particularly close attention at intersections. After all, the last thing you want is for a small child to not be watching and run out in front of your car. Also, depending on the costume, children may not be able to see as well as normal or you might have difficulty seeing them if they are in dark colors. With children being excited about trick or treating and going from house to house, you should also drive slower than you normally would, particularly in areas with a lot of housing.
Make Use of Your Signals
Make sure to use your signals. For instance, if you are pulling over, use your hazards to alert other drivers or if you are turning, make sure to use your turn signal.
Have a Designated Driver
If you are going out and having drinks, even just one or two, do not drive. The last thing you want is to have to call Las Vegas accident attorneys because you drove when you could have easily had a designated driver. If for some reason you don’t have a designated driver, make sure to take a cab.
If you’re driving while distracted, your chances of having an accident are higher. So, if your phone beeps indicating you have a text message, ignore it until you are parked. If you’re purse falls to the floor, leave it there until you can safely pick it up. It’s also a good idea to avoid eating while driving, which can be a distraction.
Call Las Vegas Accident Attorneys
Unfortunately, even when practicing safe driving tips, accidents still happen and you might find yourself needing Las Vegas accident attorneys. If you have been in an accident, make sure to call Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez at 702-388-4476 to schedule your free consultation.