Halloween Accidents & Safety: What You Need To Consider

Halloween Accidents & Safety: What You Need To Consider

The spooky season is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner. It is a wonderful time of the year to dress up with friends and family and enjoy what Trick or Treating has to offer. But, it is also a time where you should be extra cautious. The time around Halloween is a more likely time for accidents and incidents to occur. Therefore, be vigilant and be careful, you must do what you can to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Accidents Are More Likely On Halloween

Children are four times as likely to be injured as a pedestrian on Halloween than any other day of the year. This may be due to impaired driving as drunk driving incidents go up by 23 percent on Halloween. Halloween is considered to be more dangerous when it falls on a weekday. Between 1994 to 2017, the number of fatal road accidents involving children jumped from 10-18 on the 18 times Halloween happened on a weeknight. Non-traffic accidents, such as those occurring in parking lots or driveways, resulted in over 7,000 deaths nationwide in 2016. Nearly 20 percent of those deaths occurred at intersections or road crossings. With so many additional people in the roadways and more cars on the road, it is important to make sure you are careful.

Halloween Safety Tips To Consider

– Do not let your child be unsupervised at any point during Halloween night. Keep your eyes on them at all times.

– Teach your child not to run into the street.

– Make sure your children do not eat candy before checked.

– Plan a route before going out Trick or Treating.

– Choose a well-lit areas and avoid high traffic areas.

– Stay on sidewalks or paths and off the roadway as much as possible.

– Cross the street with your child, making sure to look both ways and follow traffic signals.

– Remind children to watch for cars, especially those that are backing up.

– Increase your child’s visibility with light colored clothing, reflective tape, flashlights, or glow sticks.

– Avoid letting your child wear a mask, because it could decrease their field of vision and lead to accidents.

Halloween Safety Tips For Florida Drivers To Consider

– Turn on your headlights earlier for extra visibility.

– Take extra care entering and exiting driveways.

– Slow down and pay attention when navigating busy streets.

– Keep your eyes open for children in dark costumes.

– Watch for children entering streets at unexpected places.

– Take additional caution in crosswalks.

– Don’t drive distracted, fatigued, or under the influence. Call a cab or rideshare service instead.

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