Beware: Increase in witches’ hats on SA roads tonight

31 October, 2022

With thousands of children set to take to the streets tonight to celebrate Halloween with the annual door-to-door trick-or-treating, RAA is asking pedestrians and drivers to take extra care on our roads.

According to a recent study by the Australian Retailers Association, around one quarter of Australians now celebrate Halloween, a holiday which has its origins in the Celtic culture in the British Isles and has since been heavily embraced by America.

With an increasing number of South Aussie children celebrating the holiday each year, RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain urged drivers and pedestrians to look out for one another.

“With many people celebrating Halloween tonight, motorists should take extra care due to an increase in pedestrian movements particularly as any young children participate in this activity,” said Charles.

“Some streets and locations many also have temporary lower speed limits in place in conjunction with community so please observe the lower limits.”

“Don’t get distracted by the costumes that you may see, remember to stay focussed on your driving, slow down and watch out.”

Staying road safe this Halloween

For drivers:

  • Slow down and watch out for children
  • Observe lower speed limits if in place
  • Don’t get distracted by any costumes you might see.

For trick-or-treaters:

  • Use designated crossings where possible
  • Hold your child’s hand when crossing the road
  • Stop, look, listen and think.

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