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More Kids Get Hit By Cars on Halloween Night than Any Other Night of the Year

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KENNEWICK, WA - Probably the most dangerous part of Halloween comes on the streets as drivers and Trick-or-Treaters share the roads.

Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

"Cars are no match for pedestrians, pedestrians are going to lose every single time,"  Craig Haueter explained, Owner Premier Driving School.

He teaches teens about driving safety everyday and says Halloween night can be a recipe for disaster if you're not being careful behind the wheel.

"It's kind of the perfect storm in a negative way, lots of little kids, the unpredictability of them, adults driving the way they normally drive which frankly for a lot of people is not good."

"Kids can't judge distance and speed so they may think it's a safe time to cross when it's really not," Kathleen Clary Cooke, Safe Kids Benton Franklin said.

The faster you are going, the longer it will take for you stop. Haueter also advises you turn headlights on earlier than you usually would.

The earlier you can take the kids out, the better.

"Use those glow sticks, use flashlights as much as possible," Clary-Cooke said.

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