Each year, 112 million people are put at risk due to the irresponsibility and bad decisions of those who choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. With Halloween upon us, there will be festivities occurring everywhere you look. This Halloween it is important to make good decisions and be extra cautious while on the roads.
Alcohol is typically involved in many parties that take place on Halloween and requires responsible decision making. Here are some truly scary Halloween drunk driving statistics put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- 44% of all national fatal crashes during Halloween weekend involved a driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08 or higher.
- 38% of fatal crashes that occurred on Halloween night involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher.
- 23% of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night included a drunk driver.
If you are going out this Halloween, plan ahead and fine either an alternative mode of transportation, or designate a driver for the night. An action so simple can not only keep you out of trouble with law enforcement, but it can also save a life.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident due to the recklessness of another, contact our Parkersburg car accident attorneys at (304) 865-8530 today! The lawyers at Jim Leach, L.C., are happy to offer you a free case evaluation. We serve residents living in and around the areas of Parkersburg, Charleston, and Morgantown, West Virginia.