Halloween Safety

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 26, 2015 in Personal Injury News

halloween trick or treating safety tipsHalloween is an event that children and some adults look forward to all year. With many neighborhoods and community organizations hosting trick or treating and other festive events everyone is urged to enjoy the holiday in a fun and safe way.

In the excitement of the event, many often forget important safety tips. Follow the tips below to make sure that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable celebration.

Tick or Treat Safety

Parents are encouraged to follow the below guidelines in preparation for a night of trick or treating.

  • When designing or purchasing a costume, make sure that they are not so long that they become a tripping hazard when children are walking and climbing steps to houses.
  • Masks can sometimes impair vision; consider makeup instead to make sure your childs vision will not be blocked.
  • Make sure that your children only travel in familiar, prearranged locations and instruct them to never enter a strangers home.
  • Do not let your children eat any candy until you have inspected it.
  • If the area you are trick or treating is not closed to traffic, remind your children of important pedestrian safety tips, like staying on the sidewalk and never crossing in front of vehicles.

Driver Safety

The excitement surrounding Halloween means that more people will be out on the roads. More importantly, with children trick or treating throughout neighborhoods, driver safety and awareness is of the utmost importance. Motorists should:

  • Obey all traffic signals and rules.
  • Slowdown in residential neighborhoods.
  • Watch for children and anticipate that they could dart out in front of your vehicle.
  • If you are traveling to a costume party, do not wear a mask while driving because it could impair your vision.
  • Do not drink and drive.

If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident or any other kind of personal injury accident, turn to the attorneys you can trust at PKSD. Contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal rights.

Complete a Free Case Evaluation form or call 877-877-2228.

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