Popular kids Halloween costume makes it even harder to see them at night. Photo via Inquisitr
Good Day World!
Forget about Halloween’s ancient origins – most people don’t really care about them anyway. Knowing what happened in the past only goes so far when it comes to scaring people; depending upon the storyteller.
You know what is scary about Halloween?
An average of almost 30 pedestrians annually are killed each October 31, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records.
That's almost triple the number of pedestrian fatalities that happen on the average day on American roads. There’s no statistics available on how many of those deaths were children, but you can bet young Trick-or-Treaters account for a large part of them.
* The novelty makeup your child is using is most likely made in China, and often contains toxic chemicals like lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium.
* Parents face other challenges, like an “Invisible” costume that’s popular this season. It makes it even harder for drivers to see children crossing streets.
Time for me to walk on down the road…