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Reminders for Child Pedestrian Safety on Halloween

Torgenson Law would like to remind children and parents of some safety tips while you are out walking on Halloween.

Arizona has seen dramatic increases in the number of pedestrian accident injuries. The month of October presents unique risks for children, as fall weather in Arizona brings people outdoors, and the Halloween holiday approaches. 

More children are hit by vehicles on Halloween than on any other day each year. During the day and evening on the holiday, children are out trick-or-treating, walking along sidewalks and roadways, and crossing streets. It is important for both children and parents to understand the potential dangers children face on Halloween and the steps they can take to remain safe. 

The pedestrian accidents at Torgenson Law recommend the following safety tips for Halloween trick-or-treaters:

  • If trick-or-treating in the dark, make sure that kids have reflective gear on their clothing to make it easier for drivers to see them. Glowsticks can also help drivers see children out walking on Halloween.
  • Be sure that children wear comfortable shoes that they can walk in easily. Uncomfortable or clumsy shoes mean kids might not be able to keep up with their groups or might fall in the street. 
  • Use face paint instead of masks for children’s costumes, as masks can make it difficult for kids to see and hear while they are out walking. It is important that children are able to see and hear approaching vehicles. 

Drivers should also use extreme caution on Halloween as it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe while enjoying the holiday. 

At Torgenson Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers have years of experience representing pedestrian accident cases. If you or a loved one sustained injuries during an accident, call Torgenson Law at (602) 726-0747 for your free case review.