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SEE AND BE SEEN ON HALLOWEEN - Impaired Driving & Pedestrian Risks Increase

October 30, 2019 – Last year, during the 12-hour Halloween holiday timeframe of 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., there were a total of 157 crashes in Oklahoma. Two resulted in serious injuries for two people. Eight were alcohol and/or drug-related. This means that more than 5% of the Halloween crashes on Oklahoma roads involved a potentially impaired driver. (Source: Oklahoma Highway Safety Office)

AAA Offers These Cautions and Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Nationally, the number of pedestrian fatalities (adults and children) quadruples on Halloween.

  • Wear bright clothing and/or reflective accessories.
  • Stay on sidewalks and cross the street at intersections – preferably, those with traffic signals.

Responsible Driving Tips:

  • Seatbelts save lives. All drivers and passengers need to buckle up – every time after every stop.
  • If you plan to drive – don’t drink; if you plan to drink – don’t drive!
  • Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Don’t risk it.
  • For motorists planning on attending football games and Halloween parties, AAA reminds you to drive only while drug and alcohol-free, or select a designated driver for the day, plan to take a ride share or cab or stay overnight with a friend.

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