For Immediate Release: October 29, 2010

Be Safe in the Street When You Trick-or-Treat

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and Safe Kids North Carolina offer Halloween safety tips

RALEIGH -- Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for many kids, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days of the year.

"On Halloween, kids can get caught up in the fun and forget safety measures like looking both ways before crossing a street," said Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, chair of Safe Kids North Carolina. "As parents and caregivers, we need to make sure they know and use safe practices, and as drivers, we need to be extra alert for kids in and near roadways."

Pedestrian Safety Tips:

Driving Safety Tips:

You should also take steps to prevent fires and burn injuries this Halloween.

Fire and Burn Prevention Tips:

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