Remember, be safe and sober this Halloween – Don’t be the subject of a scary and spooky scene! Spread the word to your friends and family by sharing the Halloween safety messages displayed below.
The scariest part of Halloween isn’t the spooky costumes and scary pranks; it’s alcohol-impaired drivers. If you think about driving drunk this Halloween, your Local Law Enforcement Agency has a message for you: keep the party off the road. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
- Nationwide, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads.
- From 2007-2011, 172 people, or 52% of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night lost their lives in a drunk driving-related crash.
- Young men are particularly at risk of being involved in a traffic crash as a result of "buzzed" or drunk driving. Males ages 21-34 comprised almost half of all drunk drivers who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period.
- That’s why this Halloween state and local law enforcement will be out in full force cracking down on drunk drivers that haven’t gotten the message to, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Plan ahead so you don’t turn the roads into a real-life horror show.
- Before the Halloween festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night.
- Always designate a sober driver.
- If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
- Walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
- Use your community’s sober ride program. Visit AAA DUI Justice Link for Sober Ride information for your area.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
- If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going.