- 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. (NHSTA http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809855.pdf )
Halloween Was 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. (NHSTA http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809855.pdf )
Drivers Who Posed the Greatest Risk: Young drivers ages 15-25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween. (NHSTA http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809855.pdf )
- 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.
On Halloween, please don’t drink and drive. Don’t contribute to the numbers!