An online petition being circulated is asking President Trump to change the date of Halloween. Close to 7,000 people have signed the petition which cites "safety reasons", along with a "stress free" Trick-Or-Treat.
The petition’s author listed several statistics to support the argument for change but did not provide any citations for that information. Those include:
- 3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year. Talk to your kids aboutsafety before they head out!
- 82% of parents don’t use high visibility aids on their costume, be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light up accessories
- 63% of children don’t carry a flashlight while they are tick-or-treating. Grab a clip-on light if they don’t want to carry one!Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on side walks and use cross walks
CLICK HERE to read the petition