Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Oct 28, 2016 in Auto Accidents
Last Halloween, more than half of the fatal highway crashes that occurred between 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 5:59 a.m. on Nov. 1 involved drivers or motorcyclists who were drunk.
That is why drivers, trick-or-treaters, parents and pedestrians who plan to go out on Halloween need to have a safety plan to avoid an accident.
Here are five tips for drivers to avoid an accident on Halloween:
- Reduce your speed and be on the lookout for children and parents who are walking along the road.
- Be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways.
- Ensure your headlights are turned on to increase visibility for pedestrians and yourself.
- At dusk and nighttime, scan the road for children wearing dark colored costumes who are out trick-or-treating.
- The most popular trick-or-treating hours are from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. so be extra careful during that time period.
- Do not engage in impaired driving.
Pedestrians should follow these safety tips to avoid an accident:
- Young children who are trick-or-treating should always be accompanied by a parent.
- If your children are headed out alone, tell them to stick to areas that are well-lit and not to trick-or-treat by themselves.
- If your older children are going trick-or-treating in a group, plan out a route in advance.
- Instruct your children to never enter a person’s home.
- Remind your children not to eat candy until it has been checked by an adult.
- Set a curfew for your children.
- Instruct your children to only approach houses that are well-lit.
- Trick-or-treaters and parents should avoid using electronics and be aware of their surroundings.
- Cross roads in crosswalks and at corners that use traffic signals.
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