Halloween Safety for Young Pedestrians & All Motorists: 10 Tips to Remember Tonight

Halloween can be fun, thrilling and festive for adults and children alike. Because children are out in droves trick-or-treating, however, Halloween also happens to be one of the top days on which children are most often hit by drivers.

To help avoid such tragic pedestrian accidents and keep kids safe, below are some important pedestrian safety tips to go over with children before letting them out to trick-or-treat (or go to a party, etc.). For adults who will be driving on Halloween, we have included some driving tips to keep in mind to minimize the risk of a potential fatal pedestrian accident.

Halloween Safety Tips for Young Pedestrians 

  • Enjoy a safe & fun Halloween this year by sharing these safety tips with trick-or-treaters and/or following some of these tips for drivers, a St Louis car accident attorney explains.

    Enjoy a safe & fun Halloween this year by sharing these safety tips with trick-or-treaters and/or following some of these tips for drivers, a St Louis car accident attorney explains.

    When crossing the street, only cross at designated areas (e.g., where there are crosswalks and stop signs/traffic signals), and only cross when you sure that drivers see you (because you have made eye contact with them, for instance).

  • When going out at night/when it’s dark outside, be sure to bring glow sticks or flash lights.
  • Consider wearing reflectors or putting reflectors on treat bags to maximize visibility for drivers at night.
  • Stay on sidewalks or, if there are no sidewalks available, as far away from vehicles as possible, walking towards traffic.
  • Wear shoes and costumes that fit to reduce the risk of tripping and falling into the street.

Halloween Safety Tips for Motorists

If you will be driving during prime trick-or-treating hours, which are about 5:30 pm to about 9:30 pm:

  • Drive slower, especially around schools and residential areas.
  • Be prepared for small children – specifically, be ready to brake for kids who may dart out in front of your vehicle.
  • Remain stopped for a little extra time at intersections, especially those in and around neighborhoods.
  • Be particularly careful going into or leaving driveways or alleys.
  • Keep an eye out for all children in your surroundings.

Contract a St Charles & St Louis Car Accident Attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you or someone you love has been hit by a car – either as a pedestrian or a motorist, contact an experienced St Charles & St Louis car accident attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC for vigorous legal advocacy and experienced help with your financial recovery.

Call our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

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