PHOENIX - Ask most kids and they'll eagerly tell you why they love Halloween.
It's the candy and costumes, right?
In fact, even a lot of parents like to get in on the fun.
But according to AAA Arizona, it's the deadliest night of the year for kids.
When the sun goes down and costumes come out, statistics show kids are four times more likely to get hit by a car.
It's a parent's nightmare and one scenario a Valley dad we talked to wants to avoid.
Josh Casselman said "I don't think we let them go out alone any other night, so especially not tonight."
Casselman has a teenager and two little ones. He admits their eyes are on the candy on Halloween, not on the streets.
"They've got the blinders on. They see there's next house and boom I'm going there, they're not looking to the sides or anywhere else," commented Casselman.
That's why he never lets his kids go trick or treating alone, not even his 15-year-old daughter.
Rhiannon Casselman said "They say just to be aware of your surroundings and make sure you look both ways."
She has her parent's safety message down by now, but also learned the hard way.
She told us a couple years ago she actually saw two kids get hit by a car while trick-or-treating.
"It was really scary because I could hear the car it."
" It made me realize how serious your parents are when they're saying that these things happen to anyone," said the teen.
AAA Arizona has these tips for parents to make it a happy and safe Halloween:
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