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Itasca, IL – With crowds of trick-or-treaters expected in neighborhoods around the country, the National Safety Council urges caution for everyone out on the roads during the Halloween holiday.
Most crash-related pedestrian fatalities occur when it is dark, according to NHTSA, and pedestrian deaths spike Halloween night. Increased pedestrian traffic, alcohol consumption and lower visibility because of costumes and masks, as well as shorter daylight hours, increase the risk of crashes or incidents.
The National Safety Council recommends the following safety tips for both drivers and trick-or-treaters:
DRIVING DURING TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS
Get more Halloween safety tips here, and have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
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