You’ve spent your days and nights hemming and hawing about what your Halloween costume will be and now the day is upon us. Maybe it was your child who was hemming and hawing over their Halloween costume, but nonetheless the day is here and we want to make sure you stay safe when you are out and about through the city. There is a great potential for a New Haven auto accident when so many people are out and about Trick or Treating. With more people walking throughout the city, it’s important that you stay vigilant in being aware of people who may not be paying as much attention as they should be.
While there are a lot of things parents can talk to their Trick or Treaters about how to stay safe like not running, looking both ways before crossing, etc., it’s also important that as a driver you follow some rules when moving about the city on Halloween night. We’ve put together a list of tricks that will help keep you safe and the kids throughout the city safe.
- SLOW DOWN. On this day of all days you should drive more slowly. It is much more likely that children will be out and not paying attention to crossing the street so you must remain extra vigilant.
- Drive with your headlights on. Even at dusk, when you otherwise might not drive with your headlights on, you will want to as trick or treating starts right as the sun starts to fade.
- Pay special attention to blind driveways where trick or treaters might be jutting out into the street from.
- Come to a complete stop at intersections. While you don’t want to impede other traffic, if you can stop at an intersection to be absolutely sure that no one is coming, do that.
- Put your cell phone away and avoid any other distractions while you’re driving. If you need to change the radio station or check a text message do it when you can come to a complete stop.
A lot of people love Halloween and kids can’t get enough of the free candy, but we want to make sure it is safe for all who enjoy it. If you’re out driving, follow these rules to avoid a New Haven auto accident and keep our streets safe for all who want to enjoy this ghoulish holiday.
Whether it’s on Halloween night or any other night during the year, if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident you may need an attorney to review your case. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will look over your case and work with you to find the best way to protect your long-term interests.