Halloween Pedestrian and Driver Safety
As you head out tonight in Valley cities to take advantage of Halloween festivities, take an extra moment to make sure that your night includes some Halloween safety, as well.
For adults as well as kids, Halloween can be a dangerous evening to be out. Drunk driving incidents are not unusual, especially when Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday. If you are of age and planning on attending one of Phoenix’s many Halloween celebrations, make sure that you have a plan to get home safely before you step out for the night. Taxi services and ride share programs such as Lyft and Uber have an increased presence all over the Valley tonight, so take advantage of their increased fleet this evening and leave the driving to a sober professional.
For those of you after candy and other trick-or-treating goodies, visibility is key. Pedestrian fatalities in children double on Halloween night compared to average rates, and there are some quick ways to ensure that you and your child are safe tonight:
- Reflective tape or decals: Fasten reflective material to costumes and candy bags to help cars see you.
- Walk this way: Always stick to sidewalk and marked crosswalks, and try to stick to the side of the road that faces oncoming traffic.
- Light up the night: Carrying a flashlight can help you see as well as be seen by cars and other trick-or-treaters.
- Eye-catching costumes: While it may be too late for a last minute costume change, if your child’s costume is very dark, adding reflective details to the front and back can help make sure they do not blend into shadows.
If you are out driving tonight, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts, goblins, and a few dozen Elsas from Frozen; be sure to especially drive slowly and cautiously through residential areas. The Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Curry, Pearson & Wooten wish you all a spooky and safe Halloween!