Many pedestrians enjoy trick-or-treating around Panama City, FL, but this holiday puts pedestrians at an increased risk of being struck by a vehicle. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that children are more likely to get hit on Halloween than any other day of the year. Read further for some helpful driving tips to follow this Halloween.

Distraction is the primary cause of most automobile accidents, so be sure to avoid distractions when you're behind the wheel. Put your cell phone away until you're safely stopped and turn the music down so that you're completely aware of your surroundings.

Driving about 5 mph slower than the speed limit will give you more time to react if a child darts in front of your vehicle and follow all traffic signals when you're driving through residential areas. Scan the road, sidewalks, medians, and curbs for pedestrians who are trick-or-treating, and you can also turn your headlights on during the day so that you're more easily seen by pedestrians.

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