Halloween can be a scary time, not only because of the ghosts, monsters and wicked witches roaming the streets but because children have a higher chance of being injured. According to research experts from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, the national average of child pedestrian deaths is doubled every Halloween and more than 50 percent of all fatal car accidents on Halloween involve a drunk driver.
How can you and your family stay safe this Halloween?
Drive slowly, and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.
Put down your mobile phone!!! Avoid distractions by waiting until you’ve stopped to call, text, or surf.
Watch for children darting into the street.Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections.
Yield to young pedestrians.Children might not stop, either because they don’t see your vehicle approaching or don’t know how to safely cross the street.
Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals. And if you have to pull over to drop off or pick up your kids, turn on your hazard lights.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! MAKING THE DECISION TO DRIVE DRUNK CAN HAVE EXPENSIVE AND EVEN DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.