Most people like celebrating the holidays with food, family, friends, and fun. For some people “fun” includes alcohol. Unfortunately, many motorists throughout Georgia think they are invincible and take too many risks when it comes to drinking and driving.
Following the Labor Day weekend results of 240 DUI arrests in Georgia and 10 fatalities recorded for this last holiday period, this upcoming Halloween holiday is getting a lot of attention about keeping the roads safe by not drinking and driving.
Keeping Georgia Roads Safe This Halloween
While teens aren’t allowed to purchase alcohol, many have access to it at home, sneak it out of the house, or have someone of age purchase it for them. For many who are underage, their idea of fun this Halloween may be to drink and drive; however, teens should be aware that they are at a greater risk of death in an alcohol-related crash says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In order to reduce drunk driving deaths and injuries to any Georgia DUI victim this Halloween, Georgia and other states are taking part in Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention from October 25 through November 4, 2012.
This prevention program wants teens and all drivers to remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving. When driving impaired occurs on Halloween night, it can be a particularly scary night as catastrophic crashes involving serious injuries and fatalities could occur. Important points to remember for Halloween 2012 include:
- Keep the party off the road.
- Plan ahead and have a designated driver.
- If you feel buzzed, do not get behind the wheel.
- Driving drunk is not worth the risks.
- Take a taxi ride home or call a sober family member or friend to pick you up.
- If you know someone who is about to drive drunk, take his or her keys away and help the person get home safely.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call the police.
Authorities want to remind everyone this holiday that a sober ride following a Halloween party may be the best treat of the night or that you can give to someone else this holiday. When people drive drunk or buzzed, they choose to jeopardize the safety of others.
If you were injured in an Atlanta drunk driving crash because someone else chose to get behind the wheel drunk, or your loved died from an impaired driver, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to find out about your rights from a caring and experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyer in a free consultation today.