Halloween: A Nightmare for Pedestrian Safety

When you think of Halloween Night, perhaps witches, goblins and scary fun activities may come to mind.

Certainly, it is a favorite holiday for wearing costumes and trick-or-treating involving children of all ages.

But beware, this holiday can be a real nightmare for the unwary. In fact, it can be a deadly holiday if you factor in that drunk drivers may also be sharing the same streets on this night with pedestrians.

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there are some truly frightening statistics to be made aware of involving car accidents and driving under-the-influence on Halloween.

A research study taken from Halloween Night 6PM Oct 31st through 5:59AM Nov 1st between the years of 2013-2017 brought the following to light:

The NHTSA is doing their part to remind the general public that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Most states including Florida have set a .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) legal limit for driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI).

Additionally, Florida also has a Zero-Tolerance Law that applies to drivers under 21 years of age and mandates that an arrest be made even if the smallest amounts of alcohol are consumed.

Remember, this Halloween you can best serve your community by requesting ride sharing services; especially, if you plan to consume alcohol or any substance that can put others at risk on the road. You can also consider opting for non-alcoholic beverages if you plan to drive.

If you or a loved one has been injured through no fault of your own, know your rights. Contact the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A. , representing injured victims throughout the state of Florida. Let the experts in wrongful death and personal injury provide you with a free consultation today.

Trial Attorney and Founder James Graver says it best: “We are here to serve the injured. We want to help you!”  

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