Halloween season is here. What this means for children is trick or treating and fun with their friends and family. However, it also means several individuals partake in celebrations by having parties—often accompanied by drinking and late nights. As a result, dangers exist that can result in severe crashes and injuries. Below, we’ll detail the biggest dangers to look out for around the holidays.
Because many people celebrate Halloween with parties, there is often an increase in drunk driving around this time of year. Drunk driving is often more common towards the later hours in the evening, and it’s crucial to know what to look for:
- Swerving between lanes
- Speeding up
- Braking erratically
- Lights off at night
If you see any of these signs, be careful and report the driver to the local authorities.
More drivers are on the road in the middle of the night during holidays like Halloween. Tired drivers show some of the same signs as drunk drivers. In fact, if someone has been awake for 18 hours straight, it’s the equivalent of having a 0.05% blood alcohol content level. Fatigued driving is impairment, and these drivers can cause severe harm.
While rideshare companies should help prevent negligence, drivers for these companies are often just as reckless. Rideshare drivers are often distracted by their cell phones and scanning sidewalks for drivers. A rideshare driver can cause harm to their passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians.
Halloween helps kick off a holiday season that people should enjoy. Unfortunately, when some drivers don’t keep safety as a priority, they can significantly cause people to suffer harm. This is when our team steps in to help hold negligence accountable.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, our Cleveland car accident lawyers work for you. We protect your best interests and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Trust that we’re ready to go above and beyond on your behalf.