So, the big day is finally here – Halloween. My 6-year-old has been counting down the days, trying on his costume and singing spooky songs. He’s sticking with his “dog” theme. This year he’s dressing up as a Pug. Last year he was a Dalmatian. We’ve decorated the pumpkins and our resident raven sits on our front porch, ready to scare trick-or-treaters. It is always a fun time, as we all enjoy the spirit of Halloween.
But amidst all of the celebration, a disturbing statistic looms over Halloween, as children are three times more likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to the latest federal highway safety data.
Therefore, aside from the obvious safety precautions, such as inspecting your child’s candy, please be sure to keep them close by while trick or treating. Stay vigilant and pay attention to traffic. Remind older children who will be on their own to be safe. Explain to teens and tweens how it is very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians at night. And for drivers, be extra cautious on this risky day.
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