Scary statistics

According to a report from The Washington Post, one of the scariest things about the last day of October is the annual spike in fatal car accidents involving children. The newspaper analyzed federal highway safety data and found children are three times more likely to be struck and killed while trick or treating that night than any other day of the year. The numbers are relatively low compared to the millions of costumed children who go out, but data shows roads are becoming more dangerous over time after a record-number of pedestrians and cyclists were killed by cars last year.

If you are driving on Halloween, please be aware that children in your neighborhood are out trick or treating. Drive slowly and keep an eye out for the children (and their parents).