Lots of people enjoy driving to parties or a friend’s neighborhood for trick-or-treating with the kids on Halloween, but drivers must be aware of the following:
🎃 There are more children walking on and near roadways than any other time of year.
🎃 Many children and adults wear costumes that make them harder to see at night.
🎃 Children are likely to be in large groups, so parents may have a difficult time keeping them all under control.
🎃 Having just two or three beers, glasses of wine, or mixed drinks at a party can significantly reduce your reaction time.
🎃 The roads are also likely to have people driving who have been over-served and don’t care about safety, so you have to care.
🎃 Remember that some neighborhoods and municipalities may celebrate Halloween on a night OTHER than October 31, so be extra careful the entire week and through the weekend.
Just a moment’s inattention while driving can lead to a tragedy. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, whether on a holiday or not, contact the Miller Law Group through our website here, or by calling 919-348-4361 for a free consultation.
Have a safe and happy Halloween, and remember: we’ve got your back.