About 4,000 children aged 5 to 14 are injured in pedestrian accidents between 4 and 10 p.m. on Halloween, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That number is about four times greater than any other night.
Traffic accidents – including car accidents and pedestrian accidents – are the number one safety concern for Halloween weekend. Excited children and celebrating adults may forget to be careful, but there are some steps you can take to make the weekend safer.
If you are driving during Halloween weekend, avoid auto accidents and injuries by taking a few precautions, including:
- Do not drink and drive.
- Stay alert and drive slowly.
- Do not expect children to cross at designated crosswalks.