Pedestrians Beware: Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating
Car and pedestrian accidents on Halloween are unfortunately not uncommon, with 22-percent of all pedestrian fatalities on Halloween occurring due to collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. With this startling statistic in mind, learn about some practical tips that can be utilized to keep yourself and your children safe this holiday.
Incorporate Reflective Clothing into Costumes
Pedestrians are advised to wear reflective clothing to allow drivers and cars to see them clearly to avoid being hit by cars. It is also essential that pedestrians are not wearing masks that can obstruct their vision.
Never Drink and Drive
Avoiding impaired drivers is also very important. Make sure to designate a sober driver for the night to ensure everyone is safe. Pedestrians should also avoid walking or driving in unmarked or unlit areas.
Keeping Children Informed
Children should use the designated trick-or-treating route that their school or their parents or guardians have set up. Additionally, children under 12 should not trick-or-treat without a parent or guardian with them.
Providing children with the information needed to walk safely on Halloween is the responsibility of parents and guardians. Educating children on the dangers of distracted driving, texting and walking, being aware of their surroundings, and having a flashlight or mobile device can go a long way toward ensuring they can safely reach their destinations.
What to do when Nightmares Become a Reality
If you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle while you were walking, you deserve justice, and you deserve it quickly. The holidays should be a time of laughter and love, but when the negligent and reckless actions of others hinder that, the team at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you take action. Understanding how to navigate the legal process can produce a lot of anxiety, and you should never do it on your own. Our experienced attorneys work day in and out to get our clients the results they need.
Call our office today at (845) 763-4100 or fill out our form online to get in touch with our team. Our initial consultations are always free. We want to be with you every step of the way to help you get the legal aid you need.