DALLAS, TX, October 23, 2012 /EIN Presswire/
-- Most North Texans relish the opportunity to pass out candy and to see little ones all dressed up on Halloween night. But, tragedy can strike on Halloween. Dallas, Texas personal injury lawyer Amy Witherite offers these suggestions for staying safe this Halloween.
Trick-or-treaters delight in running from home to home collecting candy. They may be hyped up on sugar, excited to be out late at night, and living in the moment. Unfortunately, these kids may dart in front of cars or stumble into oncoming traffic. To keep your trick-or-treater safe:
Make sure an adult walks with young children. Make sure older children know the route and what time to return home.
Make sure someone in the group carries a flashlight.
If your neighborhood has no sidewalks, consider trick-or-treating with a friend who lives in another neighborhood.
Review basic safety expectations with your children before they leave the house.
Know that many drivers have trouble seeing at dusk. Warn children to be extra cautious during that time.
If you are driving on Halloween, you should:
Slow down. Drive slowly through neighborhoods and watch for young kids who might dash into the road.
Turn your headlights on as soon as the sun starts to set.
Designate a driver if you plan to drink at a holiday party.
Look at the road, but scan the sidewalks, too.
Use care when backing up and when turning.
Ms. Witherite a Dallas Injury Accident Attorney hopes that everyone in North Texas has a fun and safe Halloween. To speak to Ms. Witherite and the other Dallas personal injury lawyers at her firm, contact Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, at 214.378.6665
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