Pedestrians and drivers at risk during Halloween
Strap on your seat belts because Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the year for pedestrians and motorists alike.
Halloween is the second-most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians, with injuries and fatalities rising by nearly 30 percent compared to the rest of the year, according to a 2013 report on traffic fatalities by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For children, the rate of accidents increases by nearly four times, according the the Center for Disease Control.
A reported 48 percent of holiday accidents involve alcohol.
"On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight when pedestrians are most vulnerable," said John Pecchio, a spokesman for AAA Auto Club Group, in a press release. "Slowing down, watching for trick-or-treaters who might cross between cars or mid-block and using a designated driver may save a life."