While costumes and haunted houses can provide fun frights on Halloween, the two scariest things people should be aware of before they kick off their festivities this evening are drunk drivers and child pedestrians, data from federal transportation regulators indicates. This is because, according to this data:
- Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year.
- The risk of a child pedestrian accident on Halloween is the highest between the hours of pm and 10 pm.
- Drunk drivers cause more than 40 percent of the fatal accidents – and about 25 percent of the fatal pedestrian accidents – that occur on Halloween.
For those who will have little ones out on the street collecting candy tonight – or if you will be out enjoying a party or driving at any point, below are some safety tips to know and keep in mind while you celebrate. They could prevent an car crash and save a life.
How to Avoid the Nightmare of a Drunk Driving Accident or a Child Pedestrian Accident on Halloween