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AAA says Halloween One of the Most Dangerous Days for Pedestrians
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm In News | No Comments
Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists
Tampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
In addition, NHTSA reported that 48% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities on Halloween night in 2012 involved a drunk driver.
“On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4:00pm and midnight when pedestrians are most vulnerable,” said John Pecchio, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Slowing down, watching for trick-or-treaters who might cross between cars or mid-block and using a designated driver may save a life.”
For additional tips to keep Halloween safe, visit AAA.com/PublicAffairs .
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.
ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
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