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.
Keep These Tips in Mind if Halloween Falls on a Friday
More people drink on Friday night, and Halloween parties on weekends are more likely to include alcohol. If you are going out on Halloween to a party, remember these tips to avoid a drunk driving nightmare.
- Plan how to get home before you go to the party
- Give your keys to the designated sober driver before you begin drinking
- If you don’t have a designated driver, use the bus or a cab
- If you see some getting into a car drunk, either stop that person or call the police
For trick or treators, remember to keep lights on them for safety, stay with them when they are crossing streets and get the trick or treating done early.
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.