The Scariest Thing This Halloween

When Halloween falls on a Friday drunk driving violations happen at a truly scary rate, according to a new report from Denver-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS).

In fact, the company found that drunk driving violations on Friday Halloweens occur at 2.5 times the rate at which these violations occur when Halloween falls on any other day of the week.

Nearly half (48%) of all traffic-related fatalities occurring on Halloween came as the result of a drunk driving-related crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

With this year’s Halloween falling on a Friday, take some steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Make sure there’s a designated driver in your group of revelers. (Better yet, volunteer to be one yourself.) Keep a close eye on any teenage drivers in your charge, and get the younger kids safely home from trick-or-treating early.

The Halloween ghouls may be make-believe, but the drunk drivers will be a very real and frightening menace this Friday.


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