Our CEO, Amrik Singh, and his family hope that you are all staying well and enjoy Halloween this year, despite restrictions created by the pandemic.
They’ve decorated pumpkins to celebrate!
DRIVING DURING HALLOWEEN
Many children will be out trick or treating during Halloween weekend and although there may be fewer ghosts and witches due to the Covid 19 restrictions, if you are driving please take care and be extra vigilant. Little ones are excitable, even when accompanied by adults, and may run into the road unexpectedly.
We’ve compiled a few useful tips to keep you safe when driving during Halloween.
- If you are driving in a residential area check your speed, keep to the recommended speed limit and please slow down and give yourself more time.
- Look out for children crossing the road, they may be wearing dark clothing or Halloween costumes and are not clearly visible or paying attention to traffic. Don’t assume that children celebrating Halloween will be conscious of road safety. Children are small and hard to see.
- Turn your headlights on in daylight – make sure your vehicle can be seen.
- If you have children in your car in costume, don’t forget to buckle up! If the safety belt won’t fasten, have the child dress in costume when you reach your destination.
- Turn your radio or music down. It’s so important to be able to hear what’s going on around you especially a car horn or someone shouting.
- If the vehicle ahead has stopped, take care when passing. It may be dropping children off who often cross the street behind or in front of parked cars. If you have stopped to drop your own children off, use your hazard warning lights to alert other drivers.
- Don’t be distracted by your mobile phone, turn it off or keep it out of reach. Try not to snack and stay focussed.
If you are trick or treating please remember:
- Wear bright clothes and reflective tape on your costume or bucket so that motorists can see you. Only wear flame-retardant clothing.
- Make sure that your vision is not obscured by your costume.
- Where there is no pavement, walk on the left-hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
- Cross the road where there is a safety crossing and lights.
- Carry a torch or glow-sticks – make yourself as visible as possible.
- Listen for traffic, walk slowly and be vigilant about your own safety.
- Don’t assume that you have a right of way on a road.
- Trick or treat in groups – never go out on your own.
- Don’t run from house to house – walk and pay attention to traffic.
However you choose to celebrate your Halloween please keep yourself, your friends and your family safe and out of harm’s way. The current pandemic will restrict the celebrations this year for many, but we hope that you will enjoy a happy Halloween.
From all the team at A1 Clutches.