This year Halloween falls on a Friday (Friday, October 31st) and because of this traffic will increase (not only because of the holiday, but because of the weekend) with cars, trucks, trick-or-treaters and Halloween party goers. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) automobile related accidents with young pedestrians increase four times on Halloween night.
In most areas, parents usually drive their children to nearby neighborhoods and subdivisions and let them out of the car and walk from house to house, while following behind them in their car. Of course this causes a distraction for these drivers as they are trying to not only pay attention to traffic (kids darting in and out between cars and other automobiles) but keeping an eye on their own kid(s) as well.
On Halloween, automobile drivers and trick-or-treaters need be very defensive and pay attention on this festive, holiday night.
Some safety tips both drivers and trick-or-treaters need to know are:
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