Halloween night is one of the most exciting holidays in the year, and the
list of available activities for that night is endless. You can gather
the kids to carve pumpkins, grab a scary movie to watch, take the children
trick-or-treating, or go to a costume party!
While there is much to do on Halloween night, it is important that you
consider yours and your family’s safety before leaving the house.
Unfortunately, because many parties occur on Halloween night, numerous
individuals choose to drink and drive, making the roads a dangerous place
for other drivers and pedestrians.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the following
- In 2010, 41% of highway fatalities that occurred on Halloween night involved
a drunk driver or motorcycle rider.
- This percentage increased in 2012, when drunk drivers caused 48% of the
car accident fatalities that occurred on Halloween night.
- From 2007-2011, 23% of the pedestrian fatalities that occurred on Halloween
night involved an impaired driver.
Research shows that these percentages increase when the Halloween holiday
falls on a weekend.
Law Enforcement Agencies Work Hard to Prevent Drunk Driving
To protect the public from unsafe roadways caused by impaired drivers during
Halloween night and the Holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies increase
their amount of patrol and checkpoint areas. This means that there will
be far more police officers roaming the streets in efforts to make more
DUI arrests. Drunk drivers will leave themselves at risk for
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Can Help You
If you have been involved with a DUI-related legal matter, it is important
that you secure experienced legal representation right away. At Shaheen
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