The streets will be filled with the creepy and the cuddly Thursday and their safety will be on the line while they’re trick-or-treating.
According to data, Halloween is the worst night of the year for kids on foot, with the worst time coming between 6 and 7 p.m. That hour averages 5.5 deaths a year.
Several agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and AAA of Arizona, have offered tips to make sure the candy grab goes smoothly for all.
• Drivers should ease off the gas
• Don’t drive distracted. No texting or chatting on a cellphone behind the wheel. Kids tend to dart out into traffic
• Parents should make sure their children are always visible, be it with flashlights, glow sticks or reflective tape
• Make sure the kids walk house to house — no running