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Ghosts and goblins are not the scariest part of Halloween
By MADD | October 28, 2011| 3 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving , General

Halloween night is one of the deadliest nights of the year because of those driving under the influence.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on Halloween night in 2009, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher.
MADD urges both partygoers and trick-or-treaters to plan ahead to keep everyone safe.

Hosting a Halloween party:

  • Never serve alcohol to those under the age of 21
  • Plan safe parties, including providing non-alcoholic drink options to guests and not serving alcohol during the last hour of the party
  • Be prepared to get everyone home safe in case your plans change

Going trick-or-treating:

  • Be extra alert when crossing the street
  • Wear bright, reflective clothing or add reflective tape to costume and treat bucket
  • Bring a flashlight (with extra batteries) so you can see and be seen at night

Do your part to help keep this Halloween merry, not scary, by planning ahead and designating a sober driver.  


   

Comments

Submitted by ohhh nooo 7745 at 08:59 AM on October 25, 2012
i feel so sorry for the parents of drunk drivers
Submitted by bumkin at 09:22 PM on October 30, 2011
i once got really drunk at a concert and just bearly made it home i was greatful that i made it and didnt hurt anyone or my self that was 7 yrs ago i will never do that again it was really stupid and i think that people should take more avantage of safe ride to get home i no longer go out to dring i only drink at home and once i even have a sip i dont leave and if someone comes over they dont leave if they had aything to drink.
Submitted by bara at 05:12 PM on October 28, 2011
I feel so bad for the people who died or is injured in a car crash and i will never drink and drive or text and drive.

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