Halloween is right around the corner and officials say that safety should be every parent’s number one concern. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, more than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian-vehicle accidents on Halloween than any other night of the year,
This statistic was no surprise to one Lisa March, a mother of three who knows that parents need to keep an extra eye on their children.
“I feel like kids are excited, they’re running around and want to get to the next house,” March said. “They aren’t paying attention or looking both ways so it totally makes sense, but it’s a scary statistic.”
The KU Public Safety Office is advising parents and children to follow these tips to ensure your child’s safety:
- Walk together in groups
- Carry a flashlight
- Put reflective tape on dark costumes
- Stay in low traffic neighborhoods.
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, Lawrence shop owners will be passing out candy on Massachusetts St. this Friday.