Werewolves, princesses and vampires lurk the streets, houses and bars on
Halloween weekend, but they are not the scariest thing about Halloween.
The scariest thing about Halloween is the increase of drivers getting
behind the wheel while intoxicated.
- Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween
- 43% of fatal Halloween crashes involve a drunk driver
- In 2013, 26% of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween involved a DUI
Tips for Staying Safe during Halloween
Get a designated driver: Before you head out on the town for your Halloween festivities, plan how
to get home. Ask one of your friends if they can be a designated driver
for your group and offer to help pay for gas, parking and non-alcoholic drinks.
Estimate you ride home: If you plan to use a rideshare app like
Lyft, open up the app and grab an estimate for how much taking either rideshares
might cost you. Keep in mind these apps have surge pricing during high
traffic times so factor in at raises between 50% and 150%.
If you see a drunk driver, call the police: If you are driving sober, and you notice a drunk driver on the road, contact
law enforcement immediately.
Make safe arrangements for friends: If you know someone who is planning to drive home while impaired, take
their keys and make safe arrangements for them to get home. Your friend
might be upset with you in their drunken state, but your actions could
prevent further injury or death.
As a pedestrian, be visible at all times: If you are out trick-or-treating make sure to bring a flash light. You
may think a driver sees you but they might not.
If you were injured by a negligent driver during your Halloween festivities, our
Atlanta auto accident attorney believes you should not have to pay for due to the negligence of others. Get the justice you need to move forward after your injuries, contact us today.