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This Halloween, Drive with Focus and Avoid Unsafe Hocus Pocus

Driving on New Year’s Eve is recognized as a high-risk choice. Dark roads, cars full of loud partygoers, and inebriated drivers are a deadly mix. Could it be any more dangerous? It can: add some eager children running around on those unlit streets. Please be especially careful when you’re driving on Halloween.

Key Takeaways:

  • As Halloween nears, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding Americans to drive sober and to keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters.
  • Drinking and increased pedestrian traffic on Halloween night has historically been a dangerous combination.
  • On Halloween night in 2015, 106 people died nationwide, and more than half of those deaths (55) involved a crash with a drunk driver.

“Motorists should reduce speed in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals.”

https://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/halloween-drive-focus-and-avoid-unsafe-hocus-pocus