Halloween is known as the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrian accidents, according to State Farm Insurance.
Their reports say an average of five and a half children die from a car accident every halloween. This is more than double the average number of fatalities for other days.
The Lawrence Police Department geared up to keep Lawrence from being one of those statistics.
Officers were on the lookout Wednesday night for drunk drivers.
Amy Rhoads, a LPD sergeant, says that kids should try and wear white or reflective clothing to help cars spot them.
She also urges citizens to not use open flames in Jack’O Lanterns.