While Halloween is a time to make memories trick-or- treating, it is also one of the most dangerous times of the year for children walking. Approximately 41.1 million children will participate in trick-or-treat this year and being so, we must be ever so vigilant that we are doing all we can to keep our streets safe for our trick-or-treaters this Halloween. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 30% of those involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents on Halloween are pedestrians, nearly twice as much as on any other day of the year.
We have compiled a list of resources to help keep trick-or-treaters safe this year and while it is no means exhaustive, we hope that it helps. Feel free to share and stay safe and be seen this Halloween!
United States Census Bureau:
American College of Emergency Physicians:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
National Safety Council:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: