How to Make Safety a Priority This Halloween

Posted: October 31, 2014

Tonight is Halloween, and you can expect plenty of little ghouls to be walking door to door for candy in your neighborhood. It’s important to remember the chances of a child being struck by a car on Halloween night are twice as high as any other night of the year. That’s why we all need to be extra careful on the road in order to avoid Buffalo pedestrian accidents.

To help keep you and your loved ones safe while trick-or-treating, the attorneys at William Mattar Law Offices have put together a list of safety tips:

  • Stay In A Group- Sticking with a group while trick-or-treating will help make you more visible to motorists.
  • Illuminate Yourself- Everyone trick-or-treating at or near dusk should carry flashlights or glow sticks. This not only makes you more visible to motorists, but can also light your path to avoid slips, trips, or falls.
  • Avoid Distractions- Pay attention to where you are going when walking or driving.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive- This behavior is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle and pedestrian collisions on Halloween. So before you leave the house, establish a designated driver or plan to use a taxi if you’re going to consume alcohol.

The Buffalo Police Department and Mayor Byron Brown have also offered several suggestions about how to stay safe this Halloween.

The Buffalo personal injury lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices hope these tips help you have a safe and happy Halloween!

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