We would all like to think that each year we do a little better about being a little safer on the streets during Halloween—but do we? http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/10/29/why-halloween-is-dangerous-for-kids

Dr. Sarah Denny, an attending physician in the emergency medicine division at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, says Halloween falling on a Saturday can also increase the likelihood that parents are drinking and less likely to supervise their children as they cross the street or roam the neighborhood.

Most accidents, she says, do not occur in crosswalks.–

Halloween is ‘Deadliest Day’ Of The Year For Child Pedestrian Fatalities

Two Decades of Data Reveal Risks Beyond the Candy

Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day. State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, teamed up with research expert, Bert Sperling of Sperling’s BestPlaces, to better understand the risk kids face as they take to the streets in search of treats.

Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age on October 31. A description of the methodology follows the graphs below.

That detailed analysis revealed the following:—-http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/halloween_deadliest_day.aspx

Girl Hit by Car in Glencoe on Halloween

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