Here’s a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury Facts
… 18% of those were at night. Non-traffic incidents include those occurring on driveways, in parking lots or on private property. October ranked number 2 in motor vehicle deaths at 3,700, only behind July.
Be safe. Be seen. Wear reflective clothing, glow sticks, or carry a flashlight. Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision, and always keep younger kids with an adult!
Drivers, we can all do well to be aware, especially on Halloween:
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
- Parents – discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween
Let’s all stay safe and enjoy the holiday together!
(the bulk of these facts were drawn from the National Safety Council)