Parents reminded to exercise safety on Halloween

November 6, 2010 6:47:54 PM PDT
On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than any other night of the year.

That is why Frank Cruz was at Leconte Elementary School's Halloween festival Saturday reminding parents to make sure their trick-or-treaters are visible to traffic.

Cruz lost his 5-year-old son Zachary to a car accident in Berkeley last year, so he started the Zachary Cruz Foundation to create awareness and remind parents that on Halloween, overly-excited children combined with dark conditions can create dangerous situations.

So, if you're driving. Remember the peak trick-or-treating hours are between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Also, get rid of any distractions in your car and be aware of unpredictable movements by children, especially at intersections.