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Found this AP article today which addresses kids killed on Halloween related to traffic:

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

-43% higher death risk on October 31
-608 deaths on 42 Halloweens
-55 deaths of kids 4-8 yrs old
-CDC has similar data in their study (’75-’96)
-Alcohol is a factor
-Canadian study of USA data

Study is in JAMA Pediatrics with more info and data, Pedestrian Fatalities Associated With Halloween in the United States,

Take this data, NARSOL, et al, and compare it against registrant data for Halloween next time this point needs to be made to those who hammer registrants on Halloween.