Halloween is a special time for children and adults. While some spend the evening at fall festivals, Halloween parties, haunted houses, and other festive activities, many children and families enjoy trick-or-treating. Whatever you enjoy, there is certainly no shortage of fun options for those who love to celebrate Halloween.
Although there are so many fun things to do, there are safety concerns that people of all ages should be aware of. Pedestrian safety is of paramount importance, especially during this time of year when more children are crossing the streets in the evenings on their way to go trick-or-treating.
At Daneshgar Law, we specialize in personal injury accidents and provide legal representation for those who have fallen victim of accidents, such as car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, our team is here to help.
Our team of legal experts composed a list of important safety tips for drivers and pedestrians for this Halloween season and always.
As a driver, it is important to come to a complete stop at traffic signals and stop signs. In addition, obeying posted speed limits is vital to your safety, as well as the safety of others. In residential areas, be sure to be extremely vigilant and drive slowly so you are able to stop in time for pedestrians and trick-or-treaters.
Pedestrians should also follow the rules of the road. There are reasons that there are traffic laws for both drivers and pedestrians, as doing so decreases the chances of being involved in an accident. Pedestrians should always remain on the sidewalk and when crossing, be sure to look left, right, then left again before crossing the street.
Distracted driving and walking has become a serious problem, as it puts you, your passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians at risk for accidents and injuries. Texting, talking on the phone, changing the GPS settings, or any other distraction that diverts your attention from the road while driving or walking are all examples of distractions. Always be sure to keep your eyes on the road so you are fully aware of your surroundings.
Unfortunately, fatal auto accidents involving drunk driving pose serious risks to people on the road. Not only is drinking and driving illegal, but it can result in extreme injuries and repercussions for those involved. If you plan to drink this Halloween season or at any time, be sure to have a designated driver or make arrangements for Uber, Lyft, or a taxi.
Another important safety tip to follow is if you are taking your child out to go trick-or-treating, be sure to be extra vigilant as children are at a higher risk for pedestrian accidents, especially while trick-or-treating. Be sure to wear reflective clothing or reflective tape to ensure that you and your child are visible to motorists at night time. In addition, be sure to follow all traffic safety rules.
At Daneshgar Law, we specialize in a wide range of personal injury accidents. If you or a loved one are in need of legal guidance after an accident, feel free to contact us for a free consultation!
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