Halloween Safety Tips
Posted on Oct 30, 2010
Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the year due to a high incidence of drunk driving, with 58% of all highway fatalities nationwide attributable to impaired driving in 2008 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Not only does the risk of injuring yourself or others accompany impaired driving, but also of incurring tremendous debt from DUI-related expenses, including the newly implemented ignition interlock device that first-time and repeat DUI offenders must install in their vehicles, explains a California injury lawyer.
Avoid driving under the influence this Halloween by following these safety tips.
Arrange for transportation before leaving for the evening.
Designate a sober driver and give that person your car keys before you begin drinking.
Once out for the evening, if you become impaired and cannot drive, call a taxi, a sober friend, or a family member. Public transportation may also be an option.
While on the road, if you notice an impaired driver, report that person by calling 911.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween.
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