Halloween Safety

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Halloween is this weekend and AAA Ohio Auto Club is encouraging safety for not only trick or treaters, but also motorists.

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motor vehicle fatalities rises about 30% during Halloween on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," said AAA Store Manager Rhoda Collins.

Collins says children are less likely to be paying attention to traffic while they’re out and about. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of deaths among 5 to 14-year-olds is four times higher during Halloween.

"As far as motorists you need to take the extra precaution to slow down at intersections, obey all traffic lights at intersections," said Collins.

AAA says a pedestrian is almost twice as likely to be killed if they are hit by a car going 30 m.p.h. to if they are hit at 25 m.p.h.

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