Halloween is probably our most dangerous holiday, after New Years – lots of kids in dark costumes scooting about after dark. Via Insurance Journal, Allstate has quantified the problem:
The number of people in California hit by cars jumps 25 percent on Halloween versus the rest of October, according to Allstate Insurance Co. The insurer recently looked at its California auto insurance claims involving pedestrians over the past three years and found the dramatic jump in October accidents at trick-or-treat time.
This is a much worse problem than tainted candy, where it is difficult to find even a single legitimate occurrence. Most news reports turn out to be hoaxes.
So hang onto your kids tonight!