The Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders (ITSL) recently posted an article discussing the for drivers and pedestrians over Halloween and what can be done to keep you and your family safe.
The ITSL reported that According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, 58 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 pm Oct. 31 to 5:59 am Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, which is illegal in every state.
“One foolish decision can turn a fun Halloween into a real-life horror story,” said ITSL Vice-President
Mike Rompala. “There are simple precautions partygoers can take such as designating a sober driver in
advance or taking a taxi.”
ITSL also recommends these simple tips:
Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
Before drinking, please designate a sober driver;
If you’re impaired, and haven’t designated a sober driver, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family
member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;
Use your community’s Sober Rides program
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement