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Frightening facts: Halloween is a deadly night for pedestrians

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Connie Gray
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Halloween is about ghosts and goblins, treats and dressing up.  It’s about being scared, but scared in a fun way. Unfortunately, Halloween can sometimes be a nightmare.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)  Fatality Analysis Reporting Dataset, children are four times more likely to be killed in a pedestrian car accident between 4pm and 8pm on Halloween night than on any other day of the year.  
A hazardous combination of low visibility, children out after dark and adult drivers attending Halloween parties can too often prove fatal.  Nearly fifty-three percent of traffic fatalities on Halloween involve alcohol.  And, forty-five percent of all Halloween deaths involve a drunk driver.  This makes Halloween one of the deadliest nights of the year.
There are simple precautions that can help make Halloween safer.  Dress children in light-colored, reflective clothing and give them flashlights or glow sticks.  In the Los Angeles area, drivers are often in a hurry and impatient with pedestrians, so accompany your children while trick-or-treating.  Stay on the sidewalk, and only cross at well-lit cross-walks or intersections.  Click here for more Halloween Safety Tips.
If you are a driver, slow down and watch for children.  Pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie wish you a happy and safe Halloween.

Category: Pedestrian Accident

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