Your 43% More Likely To Hit By A Car Tonight
Here is a Halloween Fun Face, you are 43% more like to get hit by a car tonight. With all of the added traffic on foot and in vehicles. Halloween is the perfect storm for pedestrians to get struck by vehicles.
Children between 4 and 8 are FIVE TIMES more likely to get hit on Halloween. And previous studies have found the most dangerous time is between 6:00 and 7:00 PM.
I don't think it today's age its appropriate for children to go trick or treating without adults, here are three tips to make your Halloween safe.
1. Make sure drivers can see you. Glow sticks and flashlight are always a good idea. And so is reflective tape, especially if your kid's costume is a dark color.
2. Watch out for drunk drivers. A government study found they cause about 14% of all casualties associated with people being hit by cars on Halloween.
3. Make sure your kid's costume doesn't make it too hard to walk, and make sure they can see through their mask. Trips and falls are the second most-common type of injury associated with Halloween. Cutting yourself while carving a pumpkin is #1.
Be safe and Happy Halloween.