Halloween Safety Tips for Families
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Oct 28, 2016 in Personal Injury News
The Halloween holiday is rapidly approaching, with many festivities occurring this weekend. As you plan your holiday parties or trick or treating routes, keep these safety tips in mind to ensure all mummies and goblins are protected.
Halloween Safety for Children and Parents
Young children should always be accompanied by an adult while trick or treating through neighborhoods. When planning your route, stick to areas you know well, which have adequate street lighting and sidewalks for safety.
If older children will be going out on their own, review and approve their route before they head out. Agree on what time they must return home.
On Halloween night, or other designated trick or treating times, only visit homes that have their porch light turned on. Never go inside a home or vehicle to get a treat.
Be aware of vehicles out during the holiday. For your safety, stay on sidewalks where available, and only cross the streets at corners, using crosswalks where possible. Put away your cellphone and keep your head up as you walk your route.
Halloween Safety for Drivers
If you will be driving during trick or treating hours, be extra vigilant. Drive slowly and scan the area for children – look carefully, as they may be in dark clothing. Keep your headlights on to improve visibility for all.
Before crossing an intersection or entering and exiting driveways, look twice for trick or treaters.
Common trick or treat hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., so be extra careful when driving during those hours.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Lynch Law Firm’s team of New Jersey personal injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.
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