Black Friday has gone from anrare opportunity for special deals to an all-out phenomenon for shoppers. Retailers of all sizes and shapes are jockeying for position to get consumer dollars by showing previews this week of things that will be on sale. Also, most stores are opening on Thursday night, bucking the trend of opening during the wee hours of the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The tremendous vehicular traffic in Fairfax County can be difficult for pedestrians to navigate when the sun is out. When nightfall comes, pedestrians can certainly be at risk of suffering serious injuries. Drivers are less likely to see pedestrians at night, even though some thoroughfares and expressways are well lit.