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Halloween Road Safety Tips for Motorists and Pedestrians

Published: 28th October 2021

With Halloween night approaching, there are a few things to keep in mind and consider. From picking the right outfit to preparing a selection of sweets, it is an exciting time for many.

On Halloween night, road safety may not be the first thing which comes to mind; there are many other things to be excited about, especially for the children. But unfortunately, accidents do happen involving cars and pedestrians, therefore it is important to be aware of the dangers in order to stay as safe as possible and avoid them.

Here are Serious Law’s top safety tips which we have compiled to ensure a safe Halloween for everybody.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Stay Alert - Encourage your children to be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings, aswell as looking both ways when crossing the road.
  • Be Seen - Wear costumes or clothing with light coloured material, this will help increase visibility when out in the dark.
  • Stay Local - Plan a route in advance, and set a time to be home. It may be a good idea to encourage your children to stay within surrounding streets in your local area.
  • Avoid Costume Masks - It may make it more difficult for a child to see if they are wearing a costume mask when trick or treating, therefore opting for Halloween themed face paint may be a safer option.

Safety Tips for Motorists

  • Slow Down - There is likely to be more pedestrian traffic on Halloween, you should consider driving slower than usual, especially between 5.00pm-8.00pm.
  • Be Cautious - Turn down the radio and be alert to your surroundings, sometimes children can be unpredictable.
  • Avoid Costume Masks - It may make it more difficult for a child to see if they are wearing a costume mask when trick or treating, therefore opting for Halloween themed face paint may be a safer option.

According to Road Safety GB, data shows an 81% increase in collisions at crossroads on 31st October. Visibility can be poor due to darker evenings at this time of year, therefore it is important to choose costumes which are lighter in colour to be seen by drivers.

If your children will be out trick or treating tonight, take some time beforehand to make sure they know how to stay safe, especially reminding them to look both ways before crossing the road, and to also follow pedestrian signals.


Finally, we would like to wish everybody a Happy Halloween, and encourage you to share these tips with your friends and family to ensure a safe night for everyone in our communities.


As always, we wish everyone safe travels, however, if you or any of your family or friends are involved in an accident on the roads and require legal assistance from a Top Tier Legal 500 rated law firm, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can also be contacted on 0330 058 0377 for a free, confidential, conversation with a qualified serious injury solicitor. Alternatively, please send us your contact details to enquiry@seriouslaw.co.uk and we’ll call you back. All enquiries are free and confidential.