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Halloween Safety Tips That Will Help Keep the Holiday Fun for All

Published: October 29, 2019 2010 4:20 pm


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In a few days time, streets all across the United States will be crawling with all varieties of ghosts and zombies, princesses and superheroes. Whether combing the neighborhood for candy, or heading out to a party with friends, millions of Americans will be celebrating Halloween. 

But just like every other holiday, it is important to remain safe and aware while you’re having a good time. Distracted children may forget to pay proper attention to the road in their excitement, and put themselves at risk. Partying drivers may decide to take to the road after having one too many drinks. There are some important Halloween safety tips we should all keep in mind while celebrating, that can help us stay aware and avoid a terrible and avoidable accident. 

Halloween is a Popular Holiday

Halloween is a big deal in this country for people of all ages. While it may not be the second most popular holiday, it is still a big business. According to the National Retail Federation, 68% of U.S. citizens plan on celebrating Halloween this year, with expected spending levels of almost $9 billion. Costumed children will be going door to door, and older, more adult celebrants, will be going out to parties and clubs to celebrate this fun and exciting time of year. 

But, there are some important, and frankly scary, statistics that we should be aware of in order to remind ourselves to be cautious. For example, in 2017 alone, traffic and non-traffic related accidents resulted in the fatalities of almost 7500 pedestrians. Also, October is the second highest month of the year for the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents, after July. Even scarier, kids are at more than double the risk of being in a serious, life threatening accident on Halloween than they are on any other day of the year.  

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Halloween Safety Tips

There are steps we can all take as drivers and parents that can help ensure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Whether you’ll be having a night on the town, or a night in the neighborhood trick or treating, be sure to follow these simple steps, you could just save a life.

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers:

  • Don’t drive distracted! You should always follow this rule, but even if you don’t, be sure to on Halloween. Being even briefly distracted can have serious and tragic consequences. 
  • In fact, be sure to be extra alert! Scan the sidewalks for kids, pay close attention when you’re pulling out of driveways and parking spots, and don’t pull around cars stopped in the roadway, there may be children about to cross the street that you are unable to see.
  • Don’t speed. Speeding reduces the amount of time you have to react to the unexpected. Children may dart out in the street in front of your car. Make sure you give yourself time to break in case that happens.
  • Don’t assume kids will see you, and don’t assume you will see them. Make sure all of your lights work so that you’re easy to see, and so that you can see kids in dark costumes. 
  • Use common sense! Don’t drive drunk, and don’t drive with your mask on.

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents:

  • The first and best action you can take as a parent is to go trick or treating with your kids. If you’re there to supervise, you may be able to put a stop to something before it’s too late.
  • Make sure your kids are visible to drivers. Glow sticks, flashlights and reflective tape can all help ensure your child is as visible as possible. 
  • Talk to your children and make sure they know to stay on the sidewalks, to only cross at corners and crosswalks, to look both ways when they cross, and to remember not to run out into the middle of the road no matter how much fun they’re having. 
  • Make sure your children have a clear line of sight and that their masks or any other part of their costume isn’t blocking their ability to get a clear view of their surroundings. 

With a little caution from us all, we can help make Halloween a safer and more fun experience for everyone. If you or a loved one are involved in an unfortunate accident, first and foremost, get the medical attention you need. That is priority number one. The second thing you should do as soon as you’re able, is contact an experienced and dedicated attorney to find out what your legal options are. 

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