The trucking profession always requires drivers to remember the public’s safety. Halloween can be even trickier since there will be more children and parents near the road.
Here are Halloween safety tips for truck drivers.
- Avoid certain areas
There are certain places which truck drivers should try to avoid during this spooky season. Avoid roads that make you pass by schools and parks. Same goes for any area where there may be events and Halloween festivities taking place.
- Keep watchful
Truck drivers need to remain watchful and vigilant for children who may dart out into the street.
Be particularly careful around crosswalks, intersections, and the sides of the road.
If you see one child, there are likely more close-by.
- Don’t get distracted
While truck drivers usually are mindful about not being distracted behind the wheel, everyone slips up now and again. You may have gained a certain degree of comfort with being slightly distracted because nothing has gone wrong yet.
Don’t let that confidence make you too comfortable- Halloween is definitely not the day to get distracted!
- Driving tips
Always use your turn signal on this day to indicate your intentions to others. Along with neighborhoods and small streets, make sure to drive slow around driveways and intersections. Don’t pass vehicles that have stopped in the road since they may be dropping off children. Try to avoid reversing entirely, since you won’t get a complete look if anyone is behind you.
With these Halloween safety tips in mind, you’ll be all set for safe driving this spooky season!