Many children and adults look forward to the fun festivities of Halloween weekend and Halloween night. However, as everyone is out and about celebrating, there are numerous safety risks to be aware of. If you are driving this upcoming holiday weekend, utilize these important safety tips from our team at Martinian & Associates Inc..
1. Look Out for Pedestrians
You should always be mindful of the potential for pedestrians to appear out of nowhere, especially so on Halloween which is a pedestrian-centric holiday. Children who are excited about trick-or-treating may run out into the road without first checking for traffic. Additionally, many individuals in dark-colored costumes may be extremely difficult to see. Use extreme caution and be mindful of your surroundings.
If you’re out walking, be sure to use reflective gear or lights to stay visible!
2. Drive Sober
If you partake in the holiday spirits this Halloween, don’t get behind the wheel. While you may make the safe choice only to drive sober, you should also know that other drivers will be impaired. Stay alert to any indications that the drivers around you are under the influence.
3. Don’t Get Distracted
There will be numerous distractions this weekend, like holiday decorations, individuals in costume, and more. Do not allow yourself to be distracted and lose focus on the road. Looking away for just a few seconds can lead to a serious or fatal accident.
4. Use Extreme Caution in Neighborhoods
If you are in a residential neighborhood, drive at or below the speed limit. When drivers are close to home, they often neglect to follow all necessary safety precautions because they are so comfortable with their surroundings. However, as mentioned above, Halloween means an increase in pedestrian traffic – especially in neighborhoods. Be extra safe as you travel these streets.
5. Buckle Up!
If you are driving your children to different trick-or-treat stops, make sure that you and them are buckled in between each stop. Additionally, make sure their costumes don’t interfere with their seatbelt function.
Martinian & Associates Inc. Wish You A Safe Halloween in Los Angeles
While we hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a safe spooky season, accidents always happen. If you are hurt in a car accident, our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help. Call us today at (888) 987-7243.