Fall is in the air and the next few months will be filled with holiday fun and family time. Your friends at Coker Law want you to know that we are always thinking of how we can continue to provide you great service at the highest level. Since your safety and well-being are a top priority for us, we are touching base with you throughout this festive season to provide helpful information to keep you and your family safe and secure.
We all know that kids (and even grown-up kids) love the magic of Halloween, whether it’s through trick-or-treating, parties or going to a neighborhood haunted house. It’s easy to get distracted from the dangers of the roadways. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. (July came in number 1 with 3,830 deaths.)
We don’t mean to scare you with that information, but we want you to know that accidents happen and there are things you can do to keep yourself and your family out of harm’s way.
Tricks, Treats and Halloween Safety Tips
To help ensure your children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips:
The National Safety Council (NSC) also reminds adults and children to put electronic devices down; while walking, keep your head up and don’t run across the street.
Mummies and Monsters Can Make Mayhem for Motorists
If you are going to be driving when children or groups are out for Halloween festivities, it’s important that you pay extra attention, especially during traditional trick-or-treat hours. The most popular trick-or-treating time periods tend to be between 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is excited on Halloween and kids of all ages will act in unpredictable ways. So, drive slowly and be prepared for a distracted child or even adult in residential neighborhoods.
Have a wonderful Halloween, even if it’s just answering the door to all those adorable princesses and pirates. Oh, and one more tip, careful on the candy consumption, no one wants a belly-ache the next day!