Halloween was the third deadliest day for pedestrians
COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
The personal injury lawyers at Columbus law firm O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are urging drivers to be especially cautious on Halloween as children and parents step out to celebrate the holiday.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), children are four times as likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than on any other day. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement on Oct. 30 noting that 11 percent of Halloween fatalities involved a pedestrian and that Halloween was the third deadliest day for pedestrians.
The attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy present the following tips to motorists in an effort to raise awareness about pedestrian safety this Halloween:
- Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all posted traffic signs and signals
- In residential areas, consider driving below the posted speed limit
- Look for children crossing the street mid-block or between parked vehicles
- Enter and exit driveways carefully
- Drive with your headlights on, even when there is still light out
The personal injury lawyers at O’Connor Acciani & Levy extend complimentary consultations for any person who is injured in an accident throughout the year. For more information on how we can help you, visit http://www.oal-law.com or call us at (877) 288-3241.
About O’Connor, Acciani & Levy
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy is a personal injury law firm with more than 30 years of experience. Comprised of caring and considerate attorneys, the firm’s legal team strives to resolve every case with professionalism while protecting the rights of injury and accident victims in Ohio and Kentucky. With offices in Cincinnati, Anderson, Mason, Hamilton, and Columbus, Ohio and also in Covington, Kentucky, contact O’Connor, Acciani & Levy today for a free, confidential case evaluation by visiting oal-law.com, or by calling (877) 288-3241.
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