Don’t let halloween night end in a nightmare:
Ghouls and goblins galore, Halloween is a night of celebration for people of all ages. Whether young trick-or-treaters, or adult partygoers, Halloween is a time for friends and family to enjoy candy, costumes, and a night of make believe. That is why the Wyandot County Safe Communities Coalition and Local Law Enforcement want you to save the nightmares for the horror films: don’t engage in drunk driving. Always remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
To keep safe this Halloween, local law enforcement recommends drivers follow these tips:
- Before the Halloween festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night; designate a sober driver.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
- If you know someone who is about to drive, or ride a motorcycle while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going.
Choosing not to drink and drive should be easy. Drunk driving endangers the driver, other vehicle passengers, and other road users. Drunk driving can be financially costly, as well, resulting in jail time and the loss of a driver’s license. It can also cost up to $10,000 in higher insurance rates, attorney’s fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost wages due to missing work.
Remember, it’s a lot easier to enjoy the party when you’re not worrying about how you’re getting home. And don’t forget: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.