A new study of U.S. traffic data shows that you’re 43% more likely to get hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day in the fall. That’s why parents and Corpus Christi Police put safety at the top of their lists as they trotted out their trick-or-treaters Wednesday night.
“If they’re young kids that get very very excited, we don’t want them darting out into traffic,” CCPD spokesman Sgt. Travis Pace said.
As of the publishing of this report there were no reports of any kids getting hit by cars while trick-or-treating. People like Josie Herro of Del Mar Boulevard are to thank for that.
“I caution them all the time about crossing the street,” Herro said while sitting outside her home and handing out candy. “I’m a mother and a grandmother, so I caution them all the time to cross the street.”
While parents instructed their kids to beware of cars, drivers heeded warnings that kids would be out in large numbers.
“Mainly just being vigilant,” Corpus Christi resident Aurthur Carter said. “Just being aware.