Rancho Cucamonga, CA, October 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Online Auto Insurance, the public rating generator that enables comparison-shoppers to get free car insurance quotes
online, is asking that drivers and parents be safe while making the most of this Halloween weekend.
As always with this time of year, throngs of young trick-or-treaters will be getting dressed to spook and heading out onto the streets on the last Sunday of the month, and a lot of them will be devoting much more of their attention to finding the houses that are giving out king-sized candy bars than to observing road safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has advised costumed candy-sleuths to try to keep from wearing masks or hoods that could obscure their vision and also to add some reflective tape or other material to darker costumes so that motorists may be better able to see them. The NHTSA has also advised parents to bring a flashlight and to accompany their children while going house-to-house, reminding them to obey the rules of the road.
As for motorists, it is extremely imperative that they exert the utmost caution on this night. NHTSA statistics have shown that, between 1993 and 2002, Halloween was one of the top two deadliest days for pedestrians.
All drivers need to be alert of trick-or-treaters and to slow down, showing extra care when pulling into and out of driveways. And, for adults, if the night’s plans involve drinking, they need to select a designated driver before partaking.
If motorists and pedestrians show extra care, the Halloween holiday can be both spooky and safe. The only thing that will need to be worried about is the heightened dental bills.
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