Ready or not Halloween is coming! As parents, we see the anticipation growing in our little one’s eyes. As we put final touches on costumes, spooky crafts and party ideas, we have to think about our busy world today. Safety remains so important amidst all the excitement. You may have an idea of how you’re going to celebrate. Trick or treating is still super popular, some families opt to trunk or treat.
Yes, trunk or treat is a real thing. Trunk or treating involves decorating your car for Halloween and parking it under a streetlight or at a family-friendly event. You hand out candy directly from your trunk. We love this different — and safer — way of getting candy than having ghost and goblins come to your front door.
Everyone wants to have fun, but we have to factor in safety. With all of the excitement come just as many distractions. If you’re still considering walking the streets in your community with your little ones, 105-year-old Chevrolet has come up with some very simple ways to ease your mind and be safe.
We’re so excited to share Halloween Child Safety Tips from Chevrolet Traverse Safety Expert, Suzanne Johansson!
Drive scary slow
Kids are excited, full of sugar and potentially walking in shoes that could cause tripping. Slow down and be prepared to stop for the ghosts and goblins, who are crossing the street or even chasing pieces of their costumes in the wind.
Treat yourself to car tech
Chevrolet recommends you never turn off safety alerts, but if you have, turn them back on for this holiday. Features like rear-view or forward-facing cameras, collision alert sensors and 360-cameras give drivers a better view of what or who is surrounding their vehicles while backing up or just driving down the street.
Avoid dreadful distractions
If you are concerned about being tempted to use your phone while driving, take advantage of vehicle storages cubbies that you cannot access while driving to eliminate the temptation and distraction.
Motorists and masks don’t mix
While it may be fun to make fellow motorists laugh, it’s a bad idea to drive while wearing anything that could potentially impede vision – like masks, goggles or silly glasses. Place them in the trunk or a convenient storage space to avoid sliding while driving until you reach your location.
Don’t get tricked, always buckle up
Whether you’re rolling slowly on the street while your kiddos walk the sidewalk or you’re moving a group of superheroes door to door, be a stickler for safety and have everyone buckle up every time you’re in motion.
Come see us this Halloween!
This halloween, we will be at Tapia Bros Farm at 10am PST and we would love to see you! We partnered with Wonder Ball, that’s right, they are back! We will be giving out a whole bunch of Wonder Ball goodies, so come see us between 10am and 12pm! Every Wonder Ball comes with delicious milk chocolate, candy and fun surprises, perfect for halloween! In three different varieties, they are a perfect treat for every occasion! You can buy Wonder Ball at a local retailer near you including Amazon, Family Dollar, Five Below, H-E-B, Party City, Rite Aid, Toys R Us, Walgreens and Walmart. Stay tuned on our socials to see what time we will be at Tapia Bros Farms and come for a visit! We will be the ones with the big Wonder House giving out candy in a Chevrolet! We can’t wait to see you there!
From Chevrolet and our family to yours, Happy Halloween and be safe.
Thank you to Selena Hughes for contributing this post as a guest writer.
Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Chevrolet and Wonderball. We received product from Wonder Ball.