Pedestrian safety on Halloween

Halloween can be dangerous for young pedestrians. According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many young pedestrians are killed in pedestrian accidents on Halloween compared to the other days of the year.

To prevent a tragedy, parents should talk with their children about pedestrian safety on Halloween and accompany them while trick or treating. Don’t assume they will remember the spiel you gave them last year.

Here are some child safety tips for the holiday:
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  • Children under the age of 12 should be acocmpanied by an adult. Children younger than 12 often forget safety rules when they are excited.
  • Walk on sidewalks and paths.
  • Walk facing traffic, if there is no sidewalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street and cross in crosswalks.
  • Make sure wigs, hats and masks don’t obscure a child’s view.
  • Make sure your child’s costume is not so long as to cause them to trip.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those who have been killed.

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