Tampa, Fla. (October 28, 2011) – Every Halloween, monsters, zombies and ghouls fill the streets across the United States to celebrate. However, AAA recently uncovered some frightening statistics. AAA found October 31 to be the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
"On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, when pedestrians are most vulnerable," said John Pecchio, manager, AAA Traffic Safety, The Auto Club Group. "Slowing down, watching for trick-or-treaters who might cross between cars or mid-block and designating a sober driver may save a life."
To help make the roadways safer this Halloween, AAA offers motorists a few easy tips:
A few simple steps can help parents keep their trick-or-treaters safe, too:
For additional tips to keep Halloween safe, including tips for parents and trick-or-treaters, visit AAA.com/PublicAffairs.
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