Halloween is a night for friends and family to enjoy candy, costumes and making memories. Yet, year after year, there has been a steady rise in fatalities caused by drunk driving on Halloween night. Save the nightmares for the horror films and never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Even after one or two drinks, the average adult is not fit to drive.
Driver distraction or intoxication is the most common cause of preventable automobile accidents. But, it’s important to note there is a 23 percent increase in drunken driving incidents on Halloween night. And, twice as many children are killed, and four times as many are injured, in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween compared to other days throughout the year.
Save the Scares for the Party – Don’t Drink and Drive
If you plan to go out with the ghouls and goblins to enjoy an adult beverage, make sure a safe ride home is planned before you leave the house. This Halloween, and every day, you can stay safe and protect your neighbors by following these tips:
- Even after drinking one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.
- BEFORE making your Halloween plans, check to see if your community offers a free sober ride service, such as the Safe Ride program in Milwaukee sponsored by Hupy and Abraham.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, don’t be afraid to contact local law enforcement. Reporting the vehicle will help protect the driver, as well as others.
- See a friend about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
When Halloween Accidents Happen, Hupy and Abraham is here to Help:
It’s a lot easier to enjoy the party when you’re not worrying about how you’re getting home safely. Please remember that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving this Halloween.Unfortunately, the types of pedestrian and car accidents that occur on Halloween often result in significant physical injuries that require extensive and expensive medical treatment. If you or your loved one has been injured due to a negligent driver, or other preventable accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call us directly at 800-800-5678 for a free consultation.