According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of death on Halloween isn't razor blades, poisoned candy, or monsters, but vehicles hitting pedestrians. The likelihood of being struck by a car is four times greater on Halloween than on an average night.
Halloween creates a special set of environmental risks, including increased street crossing and low-visibility costumes. The heightened level of excitement creates distractions.
To minimize the chance of getting injured this Halloween, the Central Maui Boys & Girls Club's is holding a "Trunk & Treat" festival from 5:30 to 8 pm. on Halloween night as the culmination of their "Hale of Horrors" haunted house fundraiser.
Central Maui Boys & Girls Club will hold its ‘Trunk and Treat’ Festival, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club parking lot in Kahului on Halloween night.
The Hale of Horrors is a six-room haunted house featuring live actors, special effects, and top-notch props. This event will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 25 to 27, and Halloween night on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Admission is only $5 with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Central Maui Boys & Girls Club.
On Halloween night, local civic and nonprofit groups will be chipping in to create a safe "Trunk & Treat" Halloween event. Kids will walk the Boys & Girls Club parking lot between the many decorated cars and booths, collecting candy and playing games at each stop.
They will also be able to tour a haunted house, get their pictures taken, and enjoy this amazing atmosphere without worrying about traffic or strangers.
If you are trick-or-treating around your neighborhood, take the following precautions:
Make sure costumes are not too baggy, causing a child to trip and fall crossing a street.
Avoid vision-limiting masks. Face paint and makeup are safer options.
Make sure your child is easy to see by wearing bright, reflective costumes.
Keep adults with children at all times, making sure they look both ways before crossing the road.