San Diego Halloween Safety and Most Common Injuries
Halloween is a holiday celebrated by both kids and adults. Unfortunately, many injuries also occur during this day. Here are some of the most common causes of Halloween-related injuries:Halloween Auto Accidents
Many people attend Halloween-themed parties that are hosted at a friend’s house or at many local bars. This means an increase in the amount of cars on the road during the evening, as well as intoxicated drivers returning home from parties. As everyone knows, intoxicated drivers are a common cause of serious auto accidents on our nation’s roads. Anyone out on the road during Halloween should be particularly vigilant to help prevent accidents.
Pedestrian Accidents On Halloween
During Halloween, millions of children go trick-or-treating. This exposes them to various hazards, such as being hit by a car while crossing the street. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers failing to see trick-or-treaters before it’s too late. Parents should always supervise small children when they go door-to-door collecting candy. If you have older children that go out on Halloween night alone, you can help ensure that they’ll be more visible to drivers by adding reflective tape to their costumes or treat buckets. Whether you are chapparoning or your children go alone, it is always best practice to bring a flashlight for visibility and safety. You should also ensure that they follow common road safety rules, such as looking both ways before crossing the street and only crossing at intersections or pedestrian walkways. It is also important as the home owner that you keep your property clear of obstructions for our trick-or-treaters.
Halloween Fires and Why They Happen
Many people decorate their homes on Halloween. While the majority of decorations are perfectly safe, special attention should be paid around candles, particularly those placed inside Jack-o-Lanterns. Every year on Halloween, there are fires started by a candle that accidentally fell over. Injuries caused by fires can be prevented by following a few safety tips. Avoid using candles whenever possible, as there are safer alternatives around, such as battery-powered lights. If you do use candles, make sure that they’re placed in a location where they won’t easily be tipped over and won’t come into contact with anything flammable. If you choose to use candles to decorate your carved pumpkins, they should never be left unattended.
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