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Our Toledo, Ohio pedestrian accident lawyers encourage parents to take an active role in trick-or-treating, regardless of a child’s age, in order to prevent wrongful death from pedestrian accidents.

Below are the remaining tips in our Halloween safety series on how to prevent pedestrian car accidents. Our Toledo, Ohio car accident lawyers urge parents to be extra careful when taking their kids trick-or-treating on Halloween, and encourage the children to also be cautious.

• Carry a flashlight.

The more noticeable you make yourself to cars, the better. Carrying a flashlight will not only help you to see where you are going, it will also help drivers to see you. In the event of an emergency, a flashlight could also aid in signaling for help.

• Wear costumes that fit properly, including appropriate shoes.

Costumes should fit snugly, with no hanging fabric or objects. Loose material can cause a trick-or-treater to trip and fall. Durable, no-slip shoes should also be worn for the same reason, even if they don’t match your costume.

Plan your route

Following these tips can help keep Halloween fun and injury free, but encourage your kids to also be smart if they are old enough to trick-or-treat without a parent. Here are a few common-sense guidelines: Never enter a stranger’s house without a parent, no matter what reason the owner gives you. Wear a watch to keep track of the time, and check in regularly to let parents know you’re safe. Never walk alone. Staying in a group will ensure that at least one person can help you if something happens. Remember, if something seems suspicious, trust your judgment. Leave the area and tell a responsible adult about it.

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