11 Spooky Halloween Safety Statistics
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- Children are twice as likely to be killed in traffic accidents on Halloween
- 41 Million children will trick-or-treat this year in the U.S.
- 63% of children do not carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating
- 1 in 13 kids have food allergies
- 82% of parents do not use reflective tape or visibility aids on children’s costumes
- 70% of parents do not go with their children trick-or-treating
- $13 million dollars in property damage is cause d by Halloween related fires each year
- 12% of kids younger than 6 are allowed to -Trick-or-Treat alone
- 65% of parents do not talk about Halloween safety before sending their children out to trick-or-treat
- 52% of the automobile deaths occurring on Halloween involve alcohol
- 41 people are insured in house fires each Halloween
Tips to Keep Children Safe
- If you’re sending kids out trick-or-treating, make sure they have something bright and reflective on their costumes. That way, people driving will be able to see them after dark.
- Make sure your child can see! Masks and large hats or wigs can block vision. If you can use makeup instead of a mask, it’s not a bad idea.
- All costumes should be fire-resistant.
- Children should carry flashlights or glow sticks to increase visibility
- Be mindful of allergies or choking hazards when giving or receiving candy or toys
- Go along with your little ones during neighborhood trick-or-treating if they are under 13 years of age.
- Tell your kids to stay in large groups as an added safety measure
- Set a time that your children should be back at home
- If you are out driving, remember that kids tend to dart across streets, slow down, and keep your eyes on the road.
Sources: Census.gov, Protect America, Inc., SafeKids.org, Nationalcalandar.com