Halloween! Be Careful With Kids On The Roadways!

Halloween is always a fun time for kids and with parents with their kids as well. The figures show that 7.2  billion $ is spent on Halloween making it one of the biggest money makers next to Christmas. A one year analysis by the State Farm Insurance Company placed the nationwide number of deaths at Halloween with kids at 5.5 fatalities for each October 31st, compared with 2.6 the remaining 364 days of the year. A survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that 44% of 168 people of all ages killed in road crashes on Halloween from 2012- 2016 were involved in collisions involving drunk drivers. Again young people were at the most risk. With that in mind, here are a few tips for Halloween. Walkers should wear light colored clothing with reflective tape.Trick or Treating should be done by sundown, though parents with kids after dark should bring flashlights to ensure added safety. Avoid masks that impair vision. Pedestrians should cross at marked crosswalks.. One tip is that young drivers should avoid Halloween driving all together. A State Farm study showed that drivers under the age of 26 participated in nearly one third of Halloween fatal crashes of children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In conclusion, no one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but wanted to throw out this report to make sure everyone enjoys the day and be safe. Our kids are the most precious commodity. Let’s keep them as safe as possible!

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