Top 3 Safe-Driving Tips for Halloween Night.
Halloween is just around the corner, and while some of us may be at home in our coziest jammies or out-and-about dressed up in our scariest costumes, others may be out on the road. And not-so-fun fact about Halloween! Did you know that the worst day of the year for auto damage claims is Halloween? Yup, auto insurance claims for car and windshield damage are almost twice as high on Halloween than any other day of the year. 🤯 So, back to driving your car on Halloween. Maybe you’re driving home from work during peak trick-or-treating hours or out running errands when the stores will likely be dead (See what we did there? Halloween? Dead? Get it? 😆). Either way, if you plan on being on the road at some point on Halloween, read below for our top 3 safe-driving tips for Halloween night!
Tip #1: Clean Your Windshield! 🧼
Unless you have very small children, the best time to trick-or-treat is once the sun sets. Plus, let’s face it, everything just seems so much spookier when it’s dark out. But when the sun goes down, it can also be harder to see things when driving. Throw in throngs of children dressed up in their creepiest Halloween costumes, which are often black or darker-colored, and you have yourself a disaster waiting to happen.
To keep Halloween fun and scary, instead of dangerous and scary, it’s important to take a look at your windshield for any signs of windshield damage. If you have a chipped or cracked windshield and you’re driving around on Halloween, it could make it much harder to spot the sudden movements of super excited, super sugar-rushed out trick-or-treaters who are trying to get the most candy before they have to go home! The sooner you spot any signs of windshield damage, the sooner we can help you get your windshield repaired or replaced! And rest assured, if you don’t have the time to do in-shop windshield replacement, Auto Glass 2020 has an amazing mobile windshield repair service so we will come right to you!
In addition to looking for windshield damage, it’s always a good idea to make sure your windshield is clean and free from any smudges or dirt. Here are some good tips on general windshield maintenance, tips on caring for your windshield, how to keep your windshield wipers in top shape, and how to defog your windshield.
Tip #2: Drive Slooowly! ⚠️
Seems like common sense, but we’ll say it anyways. SLOW DOWN! Whether you’re in a neighborhood or not, keep the speedometer on the lower end. And if you see large groups of kids trick-or-treating, be sure to go extra slow. You may see them, but they may not see you. And no one wants to be involved in an accident like that on any day, but especially Halloween.
Tip #3: Put That Phone Away! 📵
It’s so easy to get distracted while driving. All the trick-or-treaters out on the streets in their costumes can be distracting enough, but don’t add to it by having your phone out. Even if you’re driving slowly, even if you’re almost home, don’t risk it. Put the phone away, pay attention to what’s going on around you, and get home safely, so you can enjoy the rest of your Halloween night!
Chipped or Cracked Windshield? 🚘
If you notice some windshield damage while prepping for Halloween, don’t wait! 📞 Call Auto Glass 2020 today at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote here! We will get your chipped or cracked windshield repaired faster than you can say “BOO!!” 👻🎃