Friday, October 21, 2022

Halloween Safety Tips - 2022

Here's a scary fact: Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for young pedestrians. Children are three times more likely to be struck and killed by a car while out trick-or-treating than they are any other day of the year, according to a Washington Post analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. 

But there are three simple things drivers can do to make sure the costumes are the scariest thing about Halloween: 

  • Just Drive: Driver inattention is the leading cause of fatal crashes in New Jersey. Puting the phone away and focusing on the road will save lives.
  • Slow Down for Safety: There’s no need to speed. Slower is always safer and helps ensure you can stop in time to avoid a crash.
  • Stop for People: Drivers must stop to allow people to cross in crosswalks and at intersections — it’s the law in New Jersey.

There are some steps people walking can take to improve safety as well. This includes crossing at crosswalks and intersections when possible and crossing with the green light or walk sign.

Here are some additional Halloween safety resources: