With Halloween quickly approaching, many Georgia citizens are concerned
about costumes, haunted houses, and parties. Halloween provides the perfect
opportunity to host or attend a costume party where alcohol will be served.
For many, this may end tragically. Traffic fatalities are oftentimes caused
by a drunk driver. Holiday parties add to the likelihood of these life-altering
incidents occurring. On Halloween night in 2012 alone, a drunk driver
was involved in nearly half of all motor vehicle fatalities.
As you plan your Halloween festivities this year, make sure to plan ahead
and designate a driver if you plan to drink. The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration ranks Halloween as a night statistically more likely
for people to drive under the influence of alcohol. In an effort to prevent
yourself from being one of those people who drive after drinking, plan
for a safe ride home after your Halloween festivities conclude on October
31. Drunk driving is not only dangerous, but causing an auto accident
because of your intoxication will be costly and affect you for the rest
of your life.
You have options. Metro-Atlanta is home to numerous taxi and car services
that you can call in advance or on the spot in an unexpected situation.
There is also public transportation available for those who should not
be behind the wheel of a vehicle. Your friends or family members will
be happy to provide you with a ride home to prevent a dangerous situation
as well. Marietta is even included in the Safe Ride America program, which
provides locals who will drive your vehicle for you, for less than the
cost of a taxi. To schedule your Safe Ride this Halloween, visit
www.saferideamerica.org. We urge you to make the smart decision this Halloween. Don't drive
drunk or even buzzed, because the risks are much higher than the cost
of finding another way home.
Unfortunately, there will be Georgians who fail to heed these drunk driving
warnings this Halloween. So while you are out trick or treating or traveling
to parties or events, use extra caution when on or near roadways. We have
provided a list of
Halloween Safety Tips for you to keep in mind while celebrating this Halloween.
If your or a loved one are injured in a drunk driving automobile accident
this Halloween, you should not be left to face the hardships alone. You
have legal rights to compensation for injuries, medical bills, and more.
For a free legal consultation, call (770) 427-5498.