Did you know:
- Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day.
- Halloween was the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrian accidents:
One hundred and fifteen child pedestrian fatalities occurred on Halloween over the 21 years of our analysis. That is an average of 5.5 fatalities each year on October 31, which is more than double the average number of 2.6 fatalities for other days.
- Young drivers ages 15-25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween.
On Halloween, don’t drink and drive. Don’t contribute to the numbers:
- Designate a driver
- Stay overnight at the party venue
- Stay home and have fun handing out candy to the goblins and ghost who knock on your door.