Tips To Avoid Accidents While Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

by Staff | October 30th, 2015

Halloween is tomorrow night, and that means children dressed as ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of the night will be walking along the streets and roads of our neighborhoods in search of candy. That’s why our Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind citizens to be extra vigilant to help avoid collisions.

It’s estimated that two times as many children are struck by motor vehicles on Halloween as compared to any other night of the year. So, here are a few tips to help you and your loved ones avoid an accident:

  • Be visible– Utilize glow-in-the-dark or reflective materials in costumes when possible. You can also simply place reflective tape on a costume. Carrying a flashlight is another great way to be seen by others.
  • Obey traffic laws– Trick-or-Treaters should remember to always use sidewalks when and where they are available. Children under 12-years-old should never cross the street alone. Crossing the street should also be done at a crosswalk or major intersection. Pedestrians should also remember to wait for traffic signals to turn in their favor.
  • Avoid the roads– Another way to avoid the dangers of walking on Halloween night is to attend an event. The Tribune Star offers some great ideas on family friendly and adult events you could consider going to.

Helping the citizens of Terre Haute avoid accidents is our mission here at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. We hope these tips help you to have a fun and safe Halloween!

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