Halloween Safety Tips for Port Charlotte Drivers

by Carmen Dellutri on October 30, 2012

Port Charlotte accident lawyersTrick-or-treating can be distracting for both children and drivers. While parents should make sure that children understand how to stay safe as a pedestrian, drivers should also take extra precautions on Halloween.

As Port Charlotte injury attorneys, we urge drivers to consider the Florida’s Highway Patrol’s Halloween safety tips:

  • Stay alert. Neighborhoods that don't normally have a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic may experience an increase on Halloween night.
  • Remember that kids will be excited, and may be trying to visit as many houses as possible within a specific time frame. Trick-or-treaters may suddenly dart into traffic from between parked cars.
  • Be particularly cautious in areas where cars are parked along the side of the street.
  • Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.
  • Be patient and SLOW DOWN. Give children lots of time to cross the street. Their costumes may impair their ability to see and hear you, and to get out of your way quickly.
  • Remember that kids will be excited and may forget to "stop, look, and listen" before they cross the street.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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