Costumes, dark streets, cars and the growing popularity of adult Halloween parties where alcohol is consumed make Halloween potentially more dangerous for everyone, said AAA Idaho spokesman Dave Carlson. When we look at national crash data it's apparent that we all need to be more diligent to keep ours kids safe.
Parents need to make sure young, costumed trick-or-treaters intent on getting candy are armed with enough street smarts to keep them safe before they make their door-to-door rounds this Halloween. AAA says trick-or-treaters should avoid masks that obstruct vision and costumes that reduce visibility. Motorists can also lend a hand by turning headlights on before dusk, slowing down, watching out for children, and by not drinking and driving.
Here are 'street smart' tips parents and motorists should follow this Halloween:
"With just a few simple precautions, trick-or-treaters will have
a hauntingly good - and safe - Halloween, Carlson said.