5 Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

For many, Halloween is what makes October such a wonderful month. Friends and families can carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on hay rides, and even visit a corn maze or haunted house. For children, it all culminates in trick-or-treating near the end of the month. While it is important to stress safety tips with your children if they are trick-or-treating, it is also important to practice some safety tips of your own if you will be out driving.

Check out these five Halloween safety tips for drivers, courtesy of Capital Toyota:

  1. Research trick-or-treat times in your city. Make sure you know when and where children will be out in any neighborhoods you will be visiting so that you know when to be extra cautious.
  2. Turn your lights on. Even if it’s still light out, it will make you more visible to children. It will also help you catch the safety reflectors that many parents attach to their children’s costumes.
  3. Drive slowly. Neighborhood speeds are usually posted at 25 mph. Slow down to 20 or even 15 during trick-or-treat times. Remember—kids might not follow all pedestrian rules, like crossing at crosswalks only.
  4. Put away your phone. Whether you are making a phone call, playing music, or trying to text, put that phone down. These are things that offer dangerous distractions at all times, but be especially cautious of things that cause distractions (phone, radio, food) during trick-or-treat times.
  5. Be aware of danger zones. Drive slowly around parked cars, as children might dart out from behind them. Also be extra careful at intersections, where children may cross out of turn. Always signal your intentions to drivers and pedestrians, and keep your eyes alert all night.

Halloween is a fun night for all—just make sure you are being safe however you celebrate!

Join Us in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Capital Toyota is proud to support awareness for this terrible disease. Everyone can name someone in their life who has been affected by breast cancer, which is why we’ve decided to take part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Society.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is a non-competitive three- to five-mile walk at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga on October 25th, 2015. The walk will help raise awareness of the disease, and, in addition, help raise funds to save more lives affected by breast cancer. Capital Toyota and Lexus of Chattanooga are taking part in the walk this year with our very own team, and we need your help to raise money for the cause. Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 to help the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer, and we hope you’ll help us!

To donate to our team or to learn more about Making Strides, please visit this link.

We hope you’ll join us for the walk on October 25th! Thanks in advance to all of our supporters! We truly appreciate it.