Children have a greater chance of being injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year.
The Deadliest Hour
Nearly one-fourth of accidents occurred from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Middle of the Block Most Hazardous
Most of the accidents occurred away from an intersection or crosswalk.
Ages Most at Risk on Halloween
Most of the fatalities occurred with children ages 12-15
Drivers Who Posed the Greatest Risk
Young drivers account for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween.
SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATORS TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS
Keep these tips in mind when your children are out on Halloween night:
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time child should return home.
- All costumes should be fire resistant.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
See National Safety Counsel Safety Tips
SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS
The National Safety Counsel offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick or treat hours.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways, alleys and crosswalks carefully.
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween especially during trick or treat hours.
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