Halloween in Arkansas is a fun time of year for children and adults alike, but with shorter days and night time trick-or-treating come more opportunities for car accidents.
The Law Offices of Alan LeVar encourage all drivers this Halloween to be extra cautious in order to avoid a catastrophic auto accident.
Following just a few common-sense practices can help ensure everyone’s safety and prevent personal injuries.
- Avoid driving during prime trick-or-treating hours, which are typically between 4 P.M. and 8 P.M.
- Drive with your headlights illuminated, even during the day.
- Be aware of small children who may dart out into the street with little to no warning. Use extra caution in residential areas, and slow down.
- Yield to pedestrians and give them time to cross the intersection.
- Avoid passing stopped vehicles that may be dropping off or picking up trick-or-treaters.
- Put down the cell phone, or pull over if you need to use it. And avoid texting and driving at all costs.
- Make sure that other motorists understand your intent by using your turn signals and driving predictably.
With just a little extra attention, we can avoid car accidents this Halloween and look forward to an evening of trick-or-treating and family fun.
All of us at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday. We hope you don’t need our services, but if you do, please contact our Arkansas car accident attorneys at (888) 220-7068 to schedule your free consultation.