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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Going out trick-or-treating is supposed to be a fun and joyous experience for the entire family. However, there are many instances in which dangers exist, putting individuals at risk of serious harm. This is why it’s so important to find ways to stay safe.

Knowing what you can do to promote safety with everyone you’re out with is an important step. Before you go out for Halloween, make sure you’re paying attention to a few different things so you can stay safe.

Avoid Going Out too Late at Night

The later you plan on going out, the darker it can be. This decreases visibility for many of the drivers on the road and if you’re not seen by them, they may not have time to stop before causing a serious accidents.

Use Only the Crosswalks

Crosswalks are there for a reason and for the most part, are designed to protect pedestrians when trying to cross the street. Unfortunately, far too many individuals cross in the middle of the road when they feel they have enough time to do so.

Sticking with the crosswalks gives you and your family the best chance of staying safe as drivers are supposed to abide by traffic laws that give pedestrians the right away when signals call for it.

Teach Your Children the Best Ways to Trick-or-Treat

Children should be staying on the sidewalks and going from house to house on the same side of the street before crossing at the proper location to trick-or-treat on the other side of the road. If they are going back and forth in the middle of the street, they are at risk of a serious crash.

Knowing how to stay safe is very important, but it’s not something that guarantees nothing will go wrong. In fact, it’s often the negligence of the driver that results in serious harm. When this happens, the negligent party should be held accountable.

At Levine and Wiss, our New York pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help when you’ve sustained injury as a result of a negligent driver. We work hard to protect your rights when you need it most.

Call us at (888) 973-0344 today.