On Halloween, kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car than any other day of the year. Safety experts are worried that risk might increase this year because of a new costume.
The “invisible” bodysuit is an all black bodysuit which covers a child’s entire body, including the face, in black fabric. The costume makes it harder for drivers to see kids and for kids to see drivers, according to a "Today" show report. Multiple companies make it and the packaging includes a warning about impaired vision. The bodysuit also comes in a variety of colors.
“Kids won’t be seen, especially if they’re darting out into the street,” Kate Carr, the president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, told "Today."
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Safety experts recommend that kids — no matter what costume they’re sporting — wear glowsticks or similar devices to make them more visible to drivers.