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Scary Facts about Drunk Driving on Halloween

Scary Facts about Drunk Driving on Halloween

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 25-Oct-2016

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 Uber or 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.