Millions of children and their parents hit the streets in search of candy on Halloween night, dressed in their most frighteningly fun attire. The atmosphere is festive and fun as they weave their way across streets and intersections to collect as many goodies as possible in as short a time as they can. However, it’s not all tricks and treats, notes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A variety of factors make Halloween one of the most dangerous days of the year for children, pedestrians and drivers in general.
Overall, there is double the chance of a child being involved in a fatal car crash on trick-or-treat night. Three things contribute to that heartbreaking and very sobering statistic:
While it is impossible for you to safeguard your child from every potential peril in today’s dangerous world, there are a few things you can do to help keep your child safe while he or she goes trick-or-treating, including:
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