Today starts a fun weekend for Austinites. Halloween is going on and Formula 1 has raced back into town. While these festivities are going on, the attorney at The Law Offices of Aaron Allison want to remind everyone to be mindful of their safety.
During Halloween, pedestrian accidents tend to increase, especially for children. The National Safety Council (NSC) says that children are four times more likely to be involved in a fatal pedestrian accident.
With Formula 1 in town, drivers who are not experienced driving around Austin may be distracted trying to figure out where to go. Moreover, many people may be drinking and driving during this time.
How Can I Protect My Child on Halloween?
The NSC has pulled together a list of safety tips that parents should follow for Halloween:
- Purchase or make costumes from flame-resistant materials.
- Try to pick brightly colored costumes. If your child’s costume does not have bright colors, the NSC recommends placing reflective tape on the costumes.
- Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Make sure your child’s costume is not long enough to trip them.
- Tell your children not to eat their candy until an adult has inspected it for any evidence of tampering.
- The NSC recommends that parents teach their kids to look, listen and be aware of cars not stopping at an intersection.
The last safety tip can be useful for anyone who will be celebrating Halloween or going to the races this weekend.
While we hope everyone has a fun time, we want everyone to be mindful of his or her safety as well.
Have a happy Halloween, and have an enjoyable Formula 1 race weekend!
Did You Know? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that parents should tell children not to accept or eat anything that is not commercially wrapped.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney