Every October, the internet is flooded with Halloween safety
tips for drivers. While these tidbits provide valuable information, they can be difficult
That’s why our team at Paulsen Law Group created this acrostic poem
and mnemonic device to help you stay safe. All you have to remember is
Driveways and alleys require extra caution on Halloween. Be sure to enter
and exit them carefully.
Rideshare. Use a ridesharing service like Uber and Lyft if you drink on
Halloween. NEVER drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Illuminate potential hazards by keeping your headlights on, even during
the day. This will not only help you watch for children, but it will help
pedestrians spot your vehicle
Volunteer information to local authorities. If you suspect someone of driving
or walking under the influence, call it in! This keeps everyone safe.
Expect the unexpected. Children may cross the street in between parked
cars and may not be paying attention to traffic. A child could run in
front of your car at any moment.
Slow down! Drive at least 5 miles below the speed limit to give yourself
extra reaction time.
Always watch for children. They may be difficult to see because of dark
costumes, but many will walk directly on roadways so be on the lookout.
Keep an eye out for pedestrians on medians and curbs as well.
Forget about your iPhone and refrain from using handheld devices while
you are driving.
Expand your scanning. Look for children in yards and front porches and
make sure to look left and right as frequently as you can to spot pedestrians
before they cross the street in front of you.
Are You Ready to DRIVE SAFE?
By remembering just a few words, you can prevent Halloween from becoming
an actual nightmare. Unfortunately, not everyone will abide by our advice.
In case of a Halloween emergency, call 9-1-1, and be sure to let
our attorney deal with any aftermath.
If you get hurt on Halloween, revisit this blog to give us a call at (727)
270-8260 or request a free consultation. We can’t control other people, but we can help ensure they pay
for their wrongdoings.