Halloween – Stay Safe, Stay Sober

Halloween 2020 Will Be Unlike Any Other, Let’s Make it the Safest One Yet

 

Halloween 2020 will go down in history for many reasons, but hopefully one statistic will outshine the others. Traditionally, Halloween is one of the most dangerous times on the road. Pedestrian accidents increase drastically, particularly when the holiday falls on a weekend. 

 

This year, Halloween is not only falling on a Saturday night, it is also right smack in the middle of a pandemic. Undoubtedly, trick-or-treating will look different. Some may choose to celebrate at home, while others may be forced to through local ordinances. Some may leave candy out on a table or shoot it down a zipline while others may see little change from last year.

 

No matter how you choose to celebrate tonight, be sure that you keep in mind your safety and that of others. Make the choice not to drink and drive. As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Even a few drinks can result in a deadly evening, especially when there are more little ones out at night. 

 

According to NHTSA, from 2013 to 2017 there were 158 people killed in drunk driving crashes. During those same years, 42 percent of fatal traffic accidents on Halloween involved at least one drunk driver. 

 

The best way to reduce these tragic statistics is to never get behind the wheel after drinking. Drunk driving accidents are preventable. Lives can be saved simply by making the choice to not drink and drive this Halloween night. Enjoy the festivities and get home safe.