How to Keep Safe While Walking on Halloween

kids walking on HalloweenKids and adults enjoy the excitement of Halloween. Spooky costumes, sweet treats, and festive parties are fun for all. But walking on Halloween isn’t always so much fun. Young trick-or-treaters are four times more likely than usual to get injured while out canvassing the neighborhood for treats.

Tampa personal injury attorneys at Wagner McLaughlin have seen too many children injured in risky situations.

Take a look at these tips for staying safe while walking on Halloween.

1. Never Leave Your Child Unattended
In the excitement of trick-or-treating, your child might run ahead of you. When this happens, the risk increases that your child will dart out into the street. Before starting out on your adventure, remind your child to never run into the street. Also, remind them to always look both ways before crossing. But just in case your child is a little too excited to follow the rules, keep them near you at all times.

2. Watch for Driveways
A child might forget that cars not only drive on streets but also exit and enter driveways. So, in addition to safely crossing the street, the child must safely navigate the sidewalks. Remind your child to stop and look before crossing a driveway, to avoid a car entering or leaving a driveway possibly hitting the child.

3. Increase Visibility
Do not let your child wear a dark costume. Light-colored costumes with reflective pieces increase the child’s visibility. At the very least, if the costume is overly dark, place a piece of reflective tape somewhere on the costume. You or your child could also carry flashlights or colorful glow sticks to increase the likelihood that they will be seen.

Safety First
The tips mentioned here will help keep your child safe. But in case a mishap occurs, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer in Tampa. Wagner McLaughlin has Tampa personal injury attorneys skilled in handling cases involving pedestrian injuries. So, when you need an injury lawyer in Tampa, call us to schedule a consultation.