Halloween is rapidly approaching, and while it’s a terrific time for families to brave the ghost and goblins while trick-or-treating, it’s also one of the most dangerous days of the year for children.
Hare Wynn attorney Sarah Jewell recently penned an op-ed in the Harrison Daily Times with advice for families to keep children safe. Here’s an excerpt:
I often see cases — some involving fatalities — that could have been avoided if people followed traffic laws.
Things to keep in mind when you are driving:
Be alert. Look out for pedestrians at all times. When you are operating a vehicle, you have undertaken a responsibility for other people on the road. Remain vigilant at all times.
Watch your speed. It is very important to follow posted speed limits at all times, especially in areas where pedestrians frequently walk or run. At times like Halloween when you know there will be more pedestrians than usual, reduce your speed…
For the rest of her op-ed, please click on this link.