In B.C., there are an average of 2,400 pedestrians injured and 58 killed in crashes every year. So while it's a great reminder to be cautious on Halloween when we expect to see more children outside, safe driving is a habit, not a once a year trick-or-treat event. Safe driving is about expecting the unexpected on the other 364 days of the year.
Drivers every day, everywhere can:
- Reduce distractions
- Reduce speeds
- Share the road
Children on Halloween night can:
- Walk facing traffic
- Walk down one side of the street then the other - don't dart back and forth
- Wear face paint instead of a mask
The scary part about Halloween isn't the ghosts and goblins, it's that we might only be aware of pedestrian safety on this one day a year.
Join Northern Health to make safe driving a habit. And this Halloween, make your costume stand out - dress to be seen both on and off the roads.