For Immediate Release: October 27, 2017

Contact: Marla Sink or Bob Rosser at 919-807-6011

10 easy things you can do to keep kids safe on Halloween

Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day

RALEIGH -- Halloween can be one of the most fun nights of the year for children, but for parents, it can be the most nerve-racking. According to Safe Kids NC, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

By taking just a few simple precautions, kids, parents and drivers can make the night fun and safe.

Tips for a Happy (and Safe) Halloween:

Safe costumes:

Safe walking:

Safe driving:

“On Halloween, more children are on the street after dark than normal, and because of their excitement, they may run out into the street without thinking,” said the North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey, who oversees Safe Kids NC. “We’re reminding parents to talk to their kids about how to walk safely and are asking drivers to take extra care and slow down on neighborhood roads to make Halloween happy and fun for all.”

Safe Kids NC reminds parents to use glow sticks, flashlights and reflective trick-or-treat bags to make sure kids are visible to drivers. For more information about Safe Kids NC, contact director Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov.

About Safe Kids North Carolina
Safe Kids North Carolina works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.

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