Halloween is that time of year where people can put on a costume and pretend to be something they think is exciting, fun, or straight out funny. People can dress up as their future selves, like doctors, dancers, or artists. Kids are everywhere and the smell of pumpkins is in the air. There’s nothing like Halloween. While you’re out driving to parties or taking your kids to nearby neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, be sure that you keep safe and protect other children on the road. This means driving carefully. At the same time, don’t leave your car just about anywhere. Be a safe, cautious driver and be smart where you go. By following the tips below, you’ll not only protect your car and its auto glass, but you’ll also make sure that no one gets hurt because of your driving.
Don’t Speed It’s not news that you shouldn’t speed. Though, you’d be surprised (or maybe not so much) just how many people choose to ignore this important driving rule. Specifically on Halloween, take this rule to heart. You don’t want to end up hurting someone on the road. Therefore, prevent a car accident by driving at the speed limit and watching out for other cars (sometimes, it is the terrible driving habits of other drivers that can cost you).
Don’t Text and Drive You already know this too, but we’re going to stress it just in case some people have forgotten. Texting and driving is a terrible habit that can seriously distract you while you’re driving. In a split second, you could find yourself crashing into another car or worse… So please, tuck your phone away when you’re driving and ignore calls and texts. They can wait. That sounds cliché, but it’s true. Rather than texting, watch out for kids and pedestrians crossing the street. Or, if you’re on the main road, watch out for other cars.
Be a Cautious Parker When you park your car, check your surroundings. Make sure that your car isn’t directly underneath a tree with a weak tree branch that could fall easily. Take a look at anything that could harm your vehicle and your auto glass and then avoid parking there.
Avoid Parking in Crowded Areas but Don’t Park in a Deserted Areas Either Similarly, avoid parking somewhere crowded. If you’re at a party, don’t park in the middle of other cars. If it’s so crowded that you can’t hop back in your car and drive away, don’t park there to begin with. Besides, if you’re stuck in the middle of other cars and people are not in the best shape to drive and pull their cars out, you’re doomed. Nevertheless, don’t park in deserted areas either, or else your car might get broken into or get towed without your knowledge.
Drive Extra Slow Around Children Another safety tip is to drive extra slow around kids. Even if the speed limit says you can go 35 miles per hour, drive a bit slower and be careful.
If There Is an Auto Glass Damage, Don’t Drive Your Car If your windshield or window was previously damaged, don’t drive your car. For one, it is dangerous to drive with broken auto glass. For two, it gives thieves an easy way to get inside your car.
Remove Valuables from Your Car Just like the above tip, in order to prevent thieves from breaking into your car, remove valuables before driving out on Halloween. These valuables can be things such as a visible GPS, money, a purse, or a bike.
Inspect Headlights and Backlights Last but not least, before you drive that night, inspect your headlights and backlights to make sure they are working properly. You don’t want to start driving only to realize that you can’t see the road or any of the kids crossing the street.
Enjoying Halloween isn’t just about partying and candy. Follow these auto glass and safety tips for a good time without any accidents.