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Traffic may be the Scariest thing about Halloween

separator 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 dark.
  • 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.
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