6 Tips for Keeping Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Safe
6 Tips for Keeping Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Safe

Today is Halloween, which means tonight the streets will be flooded with trick-or-treaters. Let’s make sure it is a fun, safe night for our local kids by driving safely and making sure children are being safe while they trick-or-treat.

Since there will be more pedestrians on the road than usual tonight, it’s important for drivers to take it slow and heed these precautions, especially in residential areas:

  • Drive at least 5 mph under the speed limit when you are nearing residential roads so you will have extra time to react if a child runs out into the street.
  • Pay extra attention when you turn onto streets from driveways and alleys, as trick-or-treaters could be heading toward you.
  • Don’t drink. Nearly half of all crashes that occurred on Halloween night from 2009 to 2013 involved alcohol.

Parents supervising trick-or-treaters should also be diligent in enforcing safe pedestrian behaviors, including these:

  • Make sure your children stay close to you and never let them run ahead of you into the street.
  • Although others might be jaywalking, only let your children cross at intersections when it is safe to do so. It might slow them down a bit, but teaching them pedestrian safety will pay off in the long run.
  • It’s also a good idea to wear bright clothing or carry glow sticks to make yourself more visible to drivers.

“We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween this year,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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