Halloween Safety Tips, ML Lawyers
Childrens’ second favorite holiday is coming up soon – Halloween (only #2 to Christmas, of course)! The abundance of candy, the ability to dress up as their favorite character and being able to stay up past their usual bedtime are all great reasons for children to love this special day that comes once a year.
While all parents love to see their children happy, Halloween can be a little nerve wracking with the hundreds of children running around in the streets. So, we have compiled a list of tips for keeping children and yourself safe while trick-or-treating!
Halloween Safety Tips for Upstate South Carolina
How To Safely Cross Streets During Halloween
- Always cross the street at designated pedestrian crossing areas
- Stay alert while crossing the street, put electronic devices down
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them
- Try to stick to sidewalks if possible, if not, walk facing traffic
- Watch for cars turning or backing up
- Teach children never to run into the street or cross between parked cars
- Accompany kids who are not mature enough to enjoy Halloween on their own
What Costumes are Safest for Halloween?
- Choose costumes that fit well to avoid trips and falls
- Avoid masks that may obstruct child’s vision, go for face paint or makeup instead
- Decorate costume or bags with reflective tape to improve visibility
- Choose costumes that are light in color
On the flip side – it is also very important to drive safely on Halloween!
- Slow down and pay extra attention in neighborhoods
- Remove distractions such as phones and concentrate on the road at all times
- Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to make your car more visible and also make it easier to spot children from distances
It is estimated that children are three times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. About 54 children were unfortunately struck by traffic and passed away during this holiday each year from 2004 through 2018, while a typical day sees 16 of these accidents. One child struck and killed by a car is one child too many. We urge everyone to remain vigilant during this day of celebration.
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, please contact our office today. We will work tirelessly to obtain a fair judgment or settlement for our clients. We understand that accidents such as these are unthinkable and we want to help in any way we can.