Avoid prime areas
Children who usually follow pedestrian rules could discard caution in the pursuit of a bucketful of candy. For this reason, stay vigilant. Take detours or use extra caution when you see kids because it’s likely more are nearby.
It’s best to avoid the streets where trick-or-treaters roam. Many travel in packs for protection, so some neighborhoods will be filled with costumed creatures and their parents.
Slow to a pace that feels ridiculously slow when you drive by trick-or-treaters. Some kids can’t see well while costumed. Others are extra restless and become inattentive because of the night’s activities. It’s your responsibility to look for pedestrians. Don’t assume everyone knows you’re there.
You might see a kid or two dash across the street outside of a crosswalk. Some may even walk at a snail’s pace in front of your car. Be patient. If you blast your horn or yell, it’s more likely to make young children cry than to get you swiftly to your destination. Take a deep breath and don’t lose your patience.
Enjoy the view
There’s no other time of the year when your drive takes you past laughing, happy and excited kids. Free candy at every door is a child’s dream come true, so don’t spoil it by driving recklessly. For more Halloween driving safety tips, click here.
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We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
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Wishing everybody safety and good health.