The “spookiest” night of the year is almost upon us. As goblins,
gremlins, and witches descend on San Diego neighborhoods looking for treats,
drivers need to be extra cautious. A recent study found twice as many
children are killed in pedestrian crashes on Halloween than on any other
day of the year. Accidents are particularly frequent when Halloween falls
on a weekday, as it does this year. Many commuters are not accustomed
to the foot traffic that accompanies the holiday, particularly small children
who may not always look both ways. Drivers should slow down, drive carefully
and avoid distractions. Below are a few specific tips from the National
- Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
For parents, improving visibility is key. Tips include making sure your
child can see out of his or her mask, adding reflective tape to dark colored
costumes, and equipping your child with a flashlight. Of course, it is
also helpful to remind your child to walk (not run) from house to house
and stay on the sidewalk whenever possible.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a San Diego motor
vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to
a San Diego personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.
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