Responsible Halloween

THE Relationship Blog

I have attended a Halloween party almost every year of my life. My little brother was born on Halloween and I married a man whose birthday is on the 29th of October. So, there is always lots of partying at the end of this month. I will also admit that there have been some years where we have overdone it a bit. The one thing I can say about our yearly Halloween party is that we are always aware of our guest. No one leaves our parties buzzed or drunk. The parties are one thing but even the night of Halloween is a dangerous one concerning drunk or buzzed driving.

Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year due to the number of impaired drivers on the streets.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, 48 percent of all traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher.  Halloween means dark streets full of little kids distracted by candy and costumes. That makes it especially important to start planning a safe and sober ride home from whatever fun you’ll be having that night — so your evening doesn’t take a truly scary turn.

Also remember that being buzzed impairs your driving as well and you are slower to react. My kids will be out there so please stay home and if you need to drive, don’t drink. And if you do drink, have a sober driver.

This message was brought to you by the NHTSA, Ad Council and Global Influencers.

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