Halloween Safety Do’s and Don’ts

by Staff | October 29th, 2014

The Terre Haute personal injury lawyers from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to take a moment to offer a few safety tips for you and your family on All Hallows Eve.

One of the most important things to remember is that drunk drivers are notorious on Halloween, especially in Indiana. That’s why we encourage motorists to avoid Terre Haute DUI accidents by refraining from getting behind the wheel after drinking any amount of alcohol. Other Halloween safety tips include:

Do:

  • Stay with a large group- The old adage of “safety in numbers” holds true while trick-or-treating. Being in a group with others makes you more visible to motorists around you and ensures you have help if an accident does occur.
  • Carry A Light- Having a flashlight or glow stick handy will make you more visible to motorists on the road.
  • Check Costumes For Safety Make sure costumes don’t drag to the ground, creating a slip and fall hazard. Also, make sure costumes are non-flammable.

Don’t

  • Go into the home or vehicle of a stranger- Parents should keep an eye on children at all times when trick-or-treating.
  • Let your costume impair your vision- Masks and makeup can make it difficult to see, which can present hazards if driving or walking.
  • Drink and Drive- We cannot reiterate enough the importance of staying off the road after consuming alcohol.

We hope these tips help to keep you and your loved ones safe this Halloween!

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