The deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Our Halloween Safety infographic has safety facts and tips to make sure you and your children have a safe and happy Halloween!
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Did You Know?
The most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians* is Halloween
On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days
Average Deaths Per Day (Laxton, 2012; Sperling, 2012)
Other Days: 2.6
Halloween Safety Tips
Costumes should be made of fireproof fabric and include reflectors and bright colors
Costumes should not obstruct vision or movement
Bring flashlights or glow sticks to increase visibility
Adults should accompany children under 12. Children over 12 should go in groups and stick to familiar areas
Always cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
Look left-right-left when crossing and keep eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you
Watch out for cars backing out of driveways
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
*A child pedestrian is defined as a pedestrian under 18 for the purposes of this infographic
For more information: http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/infographics/halloween-safety
For our blog post: http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/blog/pedestrian-injuries-true-terror-halloween
Sperling, 2012: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56790-state-farm-halloween-pedestrian-child-safety
Laxton, 2012: http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/halloween_deadliest_day.aspx