Though we typically think of winter when it comes to dangerous driving conditions, there are some important fall driving hazards you should know. There are environmental and social factors that make driving more dangerous this time of year. For instance, there’s less daylight, and schools are in session. Keep an eye out for these particularly dangerous autumn driving hazards.
According to AARP, it’s especially important to watch out for children. When driving near schools, slow down and keep your eyes on the road. If there is a school bus, you must stop when it extends the “stop” arm to let children cross. If it’s trick-or-treat night, you should drive especially slowly.
Watch out for damp roads. While sleet and ice are certainly dangerous, it is actually the small pools of water and moist roads that can be the slipperiest. Water mixes with oil on the road, creating a road slick that might not wash away if there isn’t enough rain.
Be aware of sun glares affecting visibility. The sun sets earlier as autumn arrives, lingering closer to the horizon than it does in summer months. Get a pair of sunglasses and clean your windshield regularly—dirt streaks only make glares worse.
We at Bell Mitsubishi wish you and your family a safe, fun fall season.
Looking for fun Halloween events near Rahway? There is a lot to do in the area, from scary haunted houses to pumpkin picking. Halloween is a great time to get out of the house, keeping the kids entertained or going on a romantic date — there’s nothing better than crisp autumn air and a few good scares.
According to New Jersey Haunted Houses, there are a wide range of haunted farms, houses, and mazes in the region. For instance, there’s a child-friendly haunted house in East Hanover, adventure rooms in Montclair, and a Halloween party with DJ Camilo in Elizabeth. You might also take a trip to Passaic to visit the famous Brighton Asylum — a truly scary haunted house.
Looking for something closer to home? There’s a Harvest Festival on Staten Island at the Gateway Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. There’s also a trick-or-treating event with scarecrow contest in New Providence on Nov. 2.
Looking for parades and costume contests? Check out the Fanwood Halloween Parade. Taking place at the Le Grande Park on the evening of Oct. 31, this event lets you participate for the best costume or watch the parade procession. The parade will arrive at La Grande Park around 6:30 p.m., which is also where you can participate in the jack-o-lantern contest.
There is plenty to do this month in the Rahway area, so we at Bell Mitsubishi suggest you get outside and enjoy the autumn festivities.
Halloween is feeling closer and closer as the trees start to turn from green to gold. Questions like whether or not it’s a good weekend for a beach getaway, or how many pairs of sandals are too many pairs of sandals are things of the past. What you need to know now is where you and the family are going to go to make those timeless, spooky, Halloween memories.
Good thing there are plenty of New Jersey Halloween events to keep you happy this season!
Heaven Hill Farm
The Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm is one of the biggest fall fests in New Jersey. With activities like a hay ride and hay maze, pumpkin-picking, the kid-friendly Boo Barn, and weekend carnival rides, it’s hard to not to feel the fall spirit at Heaven Hill Farm.
The Haunted Express
For something unique and spectacularly spooky, check out The Haunted Express in Allaire State Park. The train departs at night and takes you on a creepy trip through the haunted forest of Allaire State Park. The Haunted Express has been terrifying fans for decades. Do you dare to give it a go this fall?
Something Wicked This Way Comes
For the artist in us all who likes a little bit of terror, there’s the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s annual event Something Wicked This Way Comes. Here, you’ll get to witness dramatic readings of timeless horror stories performed by actors from the theatre. This, paired with creepy live music, makes for a sensational and unforgettable Halloween activity.
Whichever New Jersey Halloween event you decide to take part it, you’re sure to have a good time. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or catch-your-breath horrifying, there’s something in NJ for you!