Oct. 31, 2012
It’s Halloween and that means children and adults alike will be out tonight showing off their spooky attire. It could also mean disaster if motorists and trick-or-treaters are not aware of their surroundings. In fact, statistics show that children are almost five times more likely to be involved in a pedestrian accident on Halloween than on any other night of the year.
To help ensure the safety of Halloween revelers, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office provided several safety tips to WKTV 2 News. They say the best way to prevent a New York pedestrian accident is to see and be seen. This means opting for face paint rather than a mask, as masks can often impair vision. Also, try to choose a costume that is light-colored, incorporates reflective materials, or can glow in the dark. Each child should also carry a flashlight or glow stick.
Another way to avoid a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident tonight is to travel in a group. Trick-or-treaters should travel in pairs, if not a larger group, and should be supervised by an adult. Remind children to stay on sidewalks and only visit homes with lights on. Parents, remember to inspect candy when your child gets home as well.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices are hopeful these tips will help to keep trick-or-treaters safe tonight. The firm would also like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!