Thursday, October 27, 2016

Don't lose your head this Halloween


Monsters, ghouls and witches will be celebrating this Halloween weekend and KDOT wants to remind all creatures of the night that driving under the influence can have deadly consequences. 

On Halloween night between 2009 and 2013, 119 people were killed by drunk drivers and 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths involved drunk driving.
In America, anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is considered a drunk driver.

You can have a howling good time and stay safe if you follow these tips:
  • Before you begin drinking, make a plan to get home safely. Studies have shown alcohol makes it harder to judge situations. You may not be able to make wise decisions later in the night.
  • Make sure you have a designated driver, public transportation or a sober friend or relative to you get home safely.
  • Even if you have only had a few drinks, it is still unsafe to drive.
  • If your community has a sober ride program, use it.
  • Contact your local law enforcement if you spot an impaired driver on the road.
  • If you see someone who is thinking about driving impaired, take their keys and offer to help them find a safe way home.
  • If you think you can walk home while drunk, think again. It can be just as dangerous as if you were driving. If you must walk home, ask someone you trust to walk with you.

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