Halloween Safety Tips

Whether you’re planning on trick-or-treating or going out around town, you want to make sure you have a safe night. There are a lot of children walking around and increased traffic in residential areas on Halloween. Here are some Halloween safety tips to keep in mind to avoid accidents.

Driving Tips

Halloween is a busy holiday on the streets. As soon as you get off of work and kids are done with school for the day, it’s time to hit the streets and start collecting candy. With more pedestrians than usual, it’s important to make sure you are extra careful when driving around, especially in residential areas.

  • Turn your headlights on
    • Headlights will make sure your path is clear, heighten visibility at dusk and nightfall
  • Drive slow
    • Residential areas have speed limits typically 20 mph or less. Decrease your speed to prevent any accident, especially with kids running around
  • Pay attention to your surroundings
    • Stay alert and be aware of ghosts, superheroes, and princesses running around, not paying attention to traffic
  • Don’t drink and drive
    • Trick-or-treating isn’t the only way to celebrate Halloween. With many social gatherings for the holiday, it’s normal for alcohol to be involved. Get a designated driver if you plan on drinking.

Pedestrian and Costume Safety

Drivers have responsibilities to follow when driving during Halloween. Pedestrians should also be aware of their surrounding to further lower the chance of accidents.

Pedestrians should:

  • Cross at street corners and at marked crosswalks
  • Not run across the road
  • Look both ways before crossing the street
  • Use sidewalks

When figuring out costume:

  • Check length of costumes to avoid tripping
  • Wear face paint rather than a mask that obstructs vision
  • Carry glow sticks or flash lights
  • Attach reflective materials to enhance visibility

It’s important to implement these safety tips before a night of trick-or-treating. Prior preparation can help ensure that your kids’ safety. Make sure your children are supervised as they go door to door.

Always double check the candy your children bring home before they consume anything.

Halloween accidents are unpredictable. If you or a loved one is injured, it’s important that your health and rights are protected. The insight of a personal injury lawyer after a Halloween accident can put your mind at ease. Contact Bergener Mirejovsky to talk to our experienced accident attorneys. We are here to answer your questions 24 hours a day for a free case review at 1-800-881-2021.

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