If history is any indication, we could be just a few nights away from a deadly night on the roads. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), many of the nation’s drunk driving crashes occur on Halloween night.
In this issue, the personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk about why Halloween night has become such a dangerous time to be out and about and share proactive tips drivers and pedestrians can take to reduce their chances of being involved in a drunk driving accident.
A night that has traditionally turned neighborhood blocks into virtual candy stores for youngsters while trick-or-treating has also transformed into a very popular night for adult parties involving alcohol.
The combination of impaired partyers on the road with an increased number of pedestrians is definitely not a good combination.
According to the NHTSA data, 44 percent of all fatalities on Halloween night from 2012-2016 involved a vehicle driver or motorcyclist who is under the influence of alcohol. Over the same period 14 percent of pedestrian deaths involved drunk drivers.
For drivers, it’s important to:
Pedestrians can reduce their chances of being hit by a drunk driver by:
We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween night. If, however, you’re injured by a drunk driver, it’s crucial that you contact the personal injury lawyers here at Barber & Associates.
We’ll aggressively fight on your behalf to secure justice and compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages.
For a free consultation, call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.
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