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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Before heading out to go trick or treating, here's some frightening news: it is one of the deadliest nights of the year for children.

More kids end up in emergency rooms on Halloween night than any other night of the year..

There are so many distractions out there.. Cool houses with terrifying decorations decking the lawns..

Freaky costumes all around can make it hard not to see that car flying toward you.

Between 4 p.m. to midnight are the deadly hours to be out on the street on Halloween. The average number of pedestrian fatalities doubles on Halloween night and most of the victims are young children.

We visited a local fire department to talk to the medics, who firsthand deal with these incidents. They've seen many tragedies on our roads.

Northwest Fire District officials tell us to make sure your children are trick or treating in big groups, supervised by adults.

And make sure they're wearing reflective clothing.

"Have flashlights, attach reflectors to your children," said Capt. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire District. "Reflective material anything you can put on your child to make them visible to drivers."

"This can be worn like a traffic vest."

"This can be attached to the back of your child's costume, so as they're walking around they can be seen."

The deadliest hour for trick or treaters is between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to AAA.

Most of the drivers who cause these accidents are teenage drivers.

Make sure to keep an eye out for kids on the street as you head out to hunt for candy tomorrow.

Also working to keep you safe on Halloween is the U.S. Marshals Office. They will be doing sex offender roundup and compliance checks to make sure sex offenders are not breaking the law and participating in trick or treat activities.

To locate sex offenders in your neighborhood, click here.

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