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Sourced from Children’s Safety Network

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)
Halloween: 5.5
Other Days: 2.6

Halloween Safety InfographHalloween 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 infograph (to left)

For more information:
http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/infographics/halloweensafety

For Children’s Safety Network’s blog post:
http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/blog/pedestrianinjuriestrue-terror‐Halloween

Sources:
Sperling, 2012: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56790statefarmhalloweenpedestrianchildsafety

Laxton, (2012): http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/halloween_deadliest_day.aspx

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