Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is this weekend, and for a majority of children, that means it’s almost time to go trick-or-treating.
During this time of year, the Missouri car accident attorneys at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers would like to remind parents of the increased risk of motor vehicle collisions that Halloween can bring. The National Center for Statistics says an average of more than five children are killed as the result of being struck by a car each Halloween. Even more pedestrians are injured as a result of these crashes.
To help trick-or-treaters avoid accidents this year, KMOV 4 News has released a list of tips to help keep young ghosts and ghouls safe as they walk. The legal staff at Cofman Townsley would like to also offer some suggestions for staying safe:

  • Always Use Crosswalks– When attempting to cross the street, always find and use a crosswalk at an intersection. Children should avoid walking and crossing between vehicles at all costs.
  • Obey Traffic Laws– While at a crosswalk, wait for the signals to change to green before you attempting to cross.
  • Be Alert– Even if you have the right-of-way at an intersection, always look twice in all directions to ensure vehicles are stopping. Make eye contact with the driver as another precaution before crossing.

The legal staff at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers believes in working to keep all citizens safe while traveling, and our St. Louis personal injury lawyers hope these tips help you to have a fun and safe Halloween!