Halloween Night – Drive Safe and Remember SAFE 5-1-1

If you’re traveling this Halloween weekend, you’ll find no shortage of the most evil villains, admirable superheroes, and everything in between. Halloween can be a very dangerous night for driving. With countless San Diego residents and visitors traveling to parties on Halloween, car trouble is inevitable.

But even though possible unrelenting disasters may strike again on Halloween Night, you’re in luck! Fortunately, SAFE 511 is your superhero on the road! We can give you the best advice if you’re planning on traveling Halloween weekend:

  • Buckle up
  • Familiarize yourself with the transportation situation beforehand
  • Make plans accordingly to avoid stress and frustration at the event
  • Drive safely on wet roads
  • Be aware of ramp speeds when entering and exiting a highway
  • Use a safe following distance
  • Practice the proper lane change steps
  • Stay awake
  • Don’t drink and drive

SAFE 511 reminds drivers, that should you have an incident while driving to follow these four steps:

  1. Determine where you are located by Highway number and nearest exit, or other landmark
  2. Pull over to a safe place
  3. Dial 511
  4. Say “Roadside Assistance”

Through Mobile Call Box, San Diego drivers can now get roadside assistance from the relative safety of their vehicles on freeways and highways throughout San Diego County.  Drivers simply need to dial 5-1-1 from their cell phones to get the same helpful roadside service they have always received through our stationary call boxes.

Mobile Call Box calls are designed for use in non-emergency situations such as when motorists need a tow truck, have run out of gas, or require other types of motorist aid.

It is important to familiarize yourself with the transportation situation beforehand and make plans accordingly to avoid stress and frustration at the event. Remember to have fun, be a safe and courteous driver, and although we cannot stop time and levitate your car above the freeway, SAFE 511 is always there to be your superhero on the road.

For more information on the SAFE 511 program please visit http://www.sdcallbox.org/.

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