is a fun time for children of all ages. Between parties, costumes,
trick-or-treating, safety is a big factor throughout the Halloween season. By
taking the time to follow some safety tips, everyone can enjoy a safe and fun
In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic
incidents, according to Injury Facts. Non-traffic
incidents include those occurring on driveways, in parking lots or on private
Safety Council research reveals almost 18 percent of these deaths occurred
at road crossings or intersections. Lack of visibility because of low lighting
at night also plays a factor in these deaths.
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, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700.
Children and adults are reminded to put
electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
The NSC offers the following safety tips for parents–and anyone who plans to
be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:
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