THORNHILL, ON, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - This Halloween you'll see many ghosts, witches and spooky sights out on the roads, but don't let that distract you from the task of safe driving.
CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) recommends the following tips to help everyone drive safely this Halloween:
- Slow down in residential areas and be prepared to stop at any time.
- Exercise extra caution when pulling in or out of driveways.
- Help others see your vehicle by turning your full headlight system on.
- Watch for any children darting across the street or out from between parked cars.
- Avoid all distractions behind the wheel to keep everyone safe on the road.
For parents who are taking their children trick-or-treating:
- Help children be noticed by drivers by choosing costumes with bright colours or by adding reflective tape.
- Make sure children have a clear view of their surroundings by swapping their face masks for makeup.
- Enjoy the festivities with your children to ensure they stay safe, or make sure they travel with a group of responsible friends.
- Remind children to use the sidewalks and look both ways before crossing the road.
- Bundle up and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, automotive care, travel products, insurance services and member savings for more than 1.9 million members.
SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario
For further information: Media Contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.