Halloween: A scary night for pedestrians and drivers

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) – We are just one day away from ghosts and goblins invading the streets of neighborhoods and while Halloween is fun, it does pose some dangers.

We have some steps you can take to make sure your Halloween is a safe one.

The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration reports that Halloween ranks in the top three days of the year for pedestrian related accidents in the U.S. every year. Forty-eight percent of those accidents involve a drunk driver. It makes sense since Halloween involves a lot more people walking on the streets, and it also involves a lot of parties and alcohol.

So if you are driving, be smart, avoid neighborhood cut throughs, drive slowly and if you plan to drink, make sure you have a designated driver.

And if you are a parent, Kate Carr, president and CEO Safekids Worldwide recommends talking to your kids about the things they need to do to stay safe.

“Encourage your kids to be seen so on their costumes add a little bit of reflective tape or a glow stick or have them carry a flash light something that will make them visible to drivers,” Carr said.

Another good idea is to make a plan for the night and make sure everyone you are with is on the same page. Taking just a few simple steps will help make sure that your Halloween remains a fun time.

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