Residential neighborhoods will be filled with children trick-or-treating this evening. This means that safety needs to be stressed to children as well as to drivers.
Most pedestrian accidents take place at night, when vision is strained due to darkness. In 2009 there were 59,000 pedestrians across the United States that were injured in pedestrian accidents. Simple steps can be taken in order to reduce the likelihood of an accident.
Children need to be cautious of their surroundings at all times. Large groups of children are more easily recognized by drivers. Reflective clothing and flashlights are recommended for children to be wearing. In the neighborhoods, children need to stay on sidewalks and if there isn’t a sidewalk to walk as close to the curb as possible.
Drivers are encouraged to slow down in neighborhoods and make sure there are no additional distractions in their cars. Popular trick-or-treating hours are between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Precautions can allow everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween.
Pedestrian accidents harm pedestrians more than drivers. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, please contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.