It's a scary statistic: more U.S. children are killed or injured on Halloween than any other night of the year.
Drivers often can't see little Trick-or-Treaters, and children take dangerous chances as they dash from house to house, often between cars.
And kids: just because one car slows down and stops, don't assume that all others will, too.
Keep children safe by following these Halloween Safety Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- Cross the street as a group. Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
- Fasten reflective tape on costumes or bags and carry a flashlight so drivers can see you.
- Eat only factory-made treats, and don't eat anything that looks like it's been tampered with. Eat homemade treats only if you know the cook well.