Halloween time is already upon us and here at Pringle & Herigstad, we want you and your loved ones to celebrate this fun holiday safely! Make sure the fun times keep rolling and get ready for a safe and enjoyable Halloween with these essential personal injury safety tips. Learn how to minimize risks while trick or treating and make this holiday a memorable one for all of the right reasons.
Stay Safe This Spooky Season!
At Pringle & Herigstad, we know just how much fun Halloween can be and share fond memories of trick-or-treating from years past. Here are some of our top Trick or Treat! Safety tips:
- Safety tip #1: There really is safety in numbers. Be sure to never trick or treat alone. Meet up with neighbors, friends, and family before heading out on the trick-or-treat trail.
- Safety tip #2: Plan out your trick-or-treat route. This will help ensure that you stay in familiar territory. Not only will you know the area, but in providing your route to your family ahead of time, they will know your planned course.
- Safety tip #3: Make sure you can see and be seen. Good visibility and being visible are key ingredients to staying safe while trick or treating. To help see properly, it is a good idea to carry a flashlight that can help illuminate your path. You should also consider wearing reflective tape on your costume, particularly if it is darker in color, to help ensure others can see you.
- Safety tip #4: Check your costume for travel readiness. Trick or treating will likely involve extensive walking. Make sure your costume is fit for the occasion. If it is too long, consider shortening it so that you don’t trip on it or drag it on the ground. Comfortable footwear should also be an important consideration. If you have a mask, consider taking it off in between houses to help ensure that you can see and be seen properly.
- Safety tip #5: Stick to sidewalks. Sidewalks, when available, are the safest places for a pedestrian to be. If there are no sidewalks, stay off to the side of roadways. Be sure to obey all traffic signals and never assume that a car is going to honor your right of way. It is also a good idea to avoid cutting through people’s yards as there can be many hazards along the way.
- Safety tip #6: Take a mobile phone with you, if possible. This will allow you to call for assistance, if needed. Additionally, you can enable the Find My Friends feature on your phone which will allow your family to track you on your trick-or-treat route.
North Dakota Personal Injury Attorneys
The team at Pringle & Herigstad hopes you have a very happy Halloween. Should you need any legal counsel as a result of a Halloween mishap or otherwise, we are committed to helping you in any way that we can. Contact us today.