Central Virginia authorities stress importance of road safety on Halloween

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —- Authorities in Central Virginia are warning residents about the dangers associated with Halloween. 

AAA and Henrico Fire hosted a Halloween safety display Thursday and stressed the importance of staying safe on the roads. 

Martha Meade, public and government affairs manager for AAA, said Halloween is a dangerous time for children. 

“Children are twice as likely to be killed by a motorist on Halloween night than any other night of the year,” Meade said. 

Meade said Halloween night is also one of the deadliest of the year for all pedestrians, not just children. 

Authorities said to watch for cars and make sure drivers in those cars can see you. 

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