Don't let Halloween become a nightmare

The State’s peak motoring body has warned drivers to be on the lookout for little ghost, ghouls and monsters walking the streets for Halloween on Thursday night.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said motorists should be mindful of children out trick or treating near the road.

“We’re seeing more and more people dressing up and hitting the streets at Halloween, and we don’t want drivers to be caught unaware,” Ms Smith said. 

“If you see a group of pedestrians near the road, make sure you slow down and are prepared to stop if you need to and a reminder that in suburban streets the speed limit is 50km/h. 

“Kids don’t have the awareness we have as adults, so there’s a chance they might not be paying attention to what they’re doing and run onto the road.” 

Ms Smith urged parents to keep a close eye on children and urged them to follow the road rules.

“Don’t walk on the road, and only cross when and where it is safe. If you’ve got little ones make sure you’re holding onto their hands near the road, because we don’t want to have any avoidable crashes this Halloween.”