On the occasion of Halloween, several children dressed like little goblins, creepy creatures, and superheroes will be on the streets for treats and candy. It is when the children will be at increased risk of being hit by a car. The risk will in fact be higher than any other night.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data reports that between 4 and 10 p. m. on the night of Halloween, around 4,000 children between the age group of 5 and 14 get injured in pedestrian accidents.
The number is quite high as compared to 1,000 or less accident in other nights of the year.
It is advised not to go out in the car, unless very necessary. But in case one wants to go, it is very important to be cautious about the dangers and be alert.
Maintain a low speed limit, and do not accelerate more than 25 mph, in those areas where trick-or-treaters are present.
Always take care of children on the Halloween night when they walk on the streets between parked cars along the side of highway.
Avoid using mobile phone, navigation system, sound system, or other disturbing devices in those residential areas where the pedestrians might be present. It is also safe to take the children to an organised party.
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