NSC: Kids more than twice as likely to be hit by car and killed on Halloween

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The National Safety Council says families should focus on dangers on the road this Halloween.

According to the NSC, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Dane County Sheriff's Office says talking to you kids about being careful around cars while trick-or-treating is important, along with making sure costumes don't hinder vision, having reflective tape on costumes and carrying flashlights.

Authorities also say drivers also need to be responsible out on the road.

"We also want to talk to motorists about that are driving down the road to keep it slow tomorrow night, make sure that if you need to stop in a hurry, you can," said Elise Schaffer with Dane County Sheriff's Office.

If you're curious about other road and pedestrian safety statistics on Halloween, check out NSC's website.

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