Traffic may be the Scariest thing about Halloween
When your little ghouls and goblins hit the streets on Halloween, they’re much
more at risk of being hit by a car than of biting into an apple with a razor
blade hidden in it. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, a study
conducted by the Federal Department of Health and Human services found that from
1975 to 1996, children were four times as likely to be fatally injured by a car
on Halloween night as on any other night of the year. Safe Kids offers the
following guidelines to make sure the only scary things that happen on Halloween
are the fun kind:
- Children under 12 shouldn’t trick or treat without adult supervision.
- Reflective tape placed on costumes can help drivers see children in the
- Children should walk, not run, when they’re trick or treating, and they
shouldn’t dart between cars.
- Face masks should not block the child’s vision.
National Safe Kids Campaign.