Want to stay safe while behind the wheel? Make sure your car is in tiptop shape.
KIds, teens and partygoers will be out in force today and tonight to trick or treat and otherwise celebrate Halloween. That’s a cue for drivers to be extra cautious when on the road. But, sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says not all drivers are watchful.
“Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties — and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes drunk drivers on the streets,” according to the NHTSA, which offers these safety tips to help ensure drivers have a fun Halloween:
- Be alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Slow down and continue to scan the road in areas where they are likely to be or where sight distances are limited.
- On Halloween there will likely be more pedestrians on the roads and in places where they are not expected. Slower speeds save lives.
- Stay alert for pedestrians who may come out from between parked cars or behind shrubbery. Stop, wait for them to pass.
- Don’t look at your phone when you’re driving. Your attention needs to always be on the road.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact law enforcement.
Drivers can do at least one other thing to make sure they’re safe while on the roads – make sure your car is in good working order. Make sure the brakes, headlights, steering and other systems are good to go and unlikely to suddenly fail.
You can make sure your car is in good working order with regular tuneups and preventive care performed by a certified Wichita auto care mechanic. You can find a trustworthy auto care specialist at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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