Spooky Statistic: Children more likely to get hit, killed by cars on Halloween

Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 3:13 PM CDT
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UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KNOE) - Did you know that, according to Arkansas State Police, children are more than twice as likely to get hit and killed by a car than on any other day of the year?

ASP says this is from a lack of visibility during the nighttime.

Police are offering these tips to help keep children safe:

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
  • Agree on a specific time your children should return home
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Take care to avoid any food allergies