Halloween is just around the corner, and while the day can be fun, it can also be one of the most dangerous on the road. A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the number of Texas car accidents involving pedestrians jumps by almost one-quarter on Halloween. Furthermore, the number of drunk driving accidents significantly increases.
These frightening numbers leave many wondering what they can do to stay safe on the road this year. The attorneys at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers suggest following these tips are to reduce the chances of being involved in a collision:
- Don’t Drink and Drive– Refrain from consuming alcohol if you are going to have to get behind the wheel of a vehicle to get home.
- Obey All Traffic Signals– This is especially important at intersections on Halloween. Drivers should make sure pedestrians aren’t entering an intersection, even if there is a green light. Pedestrians should only cross roads at designated crosswalks or intersections as well.
- Eliminate Distractions– Again, this goes for both drivers and pedestrians, as both can be harmed if not paying full attention to the road.
- Be Visible– Cars should begin using headlights at dusk and pedestrians should carry a flashlight or glow stick after dark.
The College Station personal injury attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers hope these tips help you to have a fun and safe Halloween!