Trick or treating and pedestrian safety

Tonight, the number of children going trick or treating might be down because of the rain, but some children will brave the elements and will be going door to door in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. It’s important that children stay safe and drivers be on alert for little ghosts and goblins to do unpredictable things like dashing across a dark street.

Some advice for motorists

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  • Drive slowly and cautiously especially in residential areas and where children are trick or treating.
  • Lookout for children walking in the street, running, and darting out from driveways and from behind parked vehicles.
  • Exercise caution when exiting or entering a driveway.
  • Stay alert and don’t let yourself be distracted by a cell phone.
  • Listen for children.
  • Do not drink and drive.

Some advice for parents

  • Accompany your child while trick or treating.
  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the middle of the street.
  • Place a reflective or glow tape on your child’s costume.
  • Prohibit your child from carrying a simulated weapon which might be mistaken for a real one.
  • Choose fireproof and comfortable costumes for your child.
  • Walk in the direction facing traffic.

Enjoy Halloween and trick or treating but stay safe out there!

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

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