Study finds kids 10 times more likely to be killed by vehicles on Halloween (Dr. John Staples, SPH)

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year but what’s scarier than ghosts and goblins at your door? Not taking road safety seriously.

“Kids are very unpredictable, I think most drivers know that, and things can happen in a split second,” warns Sgt. Jereme Leslie of the Saanich Police Department.

“We suspected Halloween was a riskier time but we were quite surprised to see the degree to which the risk was increased in that younger age group and all of us should take that finding as a reminder to drive carefully,” says lead researcher and UBC associate professor Dr. John Staples. 

Tess van Straaten reports.

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