Halloween is almost here and that means there are about 100 different Trick-or-Treat times in the Lehigh Valley. From Hellertown to Allentown to Freemansburg and Easton, the Halloween season will be full of little ghouls and ghosts visiting homes in all of our neighborhoods.

We wanted to share some quick Halloween driving tips before all of the candy treasure hunts begin!

1. Use your headlights.
Fall in the Lehigh Valley means that sunset comes way sooner than a month ago. Put those lights on.

2. Don’t drive distracted.
Listen. We all have our phones in our cars. It’s time to learn how to use them responsibly. Don’t handle your phone while driving.

3. Turn the radio down.
A lot of people make fun of “turning the radio down to find an address” but it actually has a root in science. Our brains handle all of the stimuli it receives. So, if we turn down the radio, it allows us to focus!

4. Drive slower than the posted speed limit.
In residential areas especially. There is no reason to drive fast.

5. Don’t pass other cars stopped in the street.
If we see a car in the street, we’re inclined to drive around it. This time of year, it’s smart to take that maneuver a little bit slower.

6. Communicate with other drivers.
Put your road rage away for a month. Just do it.

7. Designate a sober driver or arrange a taxi if you’re celebrating with alcohol.
Or call an Uber or Lyft.

8. If you see a drunk or unsafe driver on the road, alert law enforcement.
Call the police. Don’t try to follow them.

9. Call 24/7 Emergency Locksmith if you get locked out

If you find yourself in a lock-out situation call 24/7 Emergency Locksmith at (484) 891-1922 for 24/7 lockout service within the Lehigh Valley.