Pedestrians are 50% more likely to die on Halloween, says NHTSA

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(WFXR) — The National Traffic Safety Administration’s Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS) releasing concerning information regarding pedestrians on Halloween.

According to CRSS, pedestrians are 50 percent more likely to die on Halloween. Data from the CRSS shows that:

  • Friday is considered the deadliest day for Halloween, with 22 percent more fatal crashes on the holiday compared to any Friday.
  • Most dangerous days are: Friday, Tuesday, Sunday and Thursday
  • The safest day for Halloween is Saturday
  • 50 percent higher chance to die on Halloween: Average day incidents involving pedestirans is 15.18 percent compared to 28.48 percent on Halloween
  • 18 percent who die are children

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