Safety Council is reminding those celebrating Halloween this year by having an alcoholic beverage to drive safely. They warn against being tricked into
thinking that it's okay to drive after a few drinks because you've only got a "buzz
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safely reports, In 2011 the state of Nebraska had 53 alcohol-related fatalities. Forty-four involved a driver, a
motorcycle rider or a pedestrian with a blood alcohol concentration of .08
grams per deciliter or higher.
director of traffic safety programs for the Nebraska Safety Council, warns
Halloween revelers, "Whether you've had one too many, or way too many, make
sure you don't turn the drive home into a horror show. A sober and safe
ride after the party is the best treat you can give yourself and everyone else
on the road this Halloween."
Safety Council recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween:
a plan to get home safely before the festivities begin and stick with
drinking, designate a sober driver.
you're impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use
you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement by dialing
911 or *55 on your cell phone.
remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired,
take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are