NHTSA’ announces Halloween drunk driving prevention campaign
Drunk Driving Prevention
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released information about its campaign to prevent drunk driving this Halloween. According to a release, from 2007 to 2011, 172 people, or 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night, lost their lives in a drunk driving-related crash.
The report also indicates during the 2011 Halloween weekend, 44 percent of the nation’s fatalities occurred in a crash involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Also, 38 percent of fatalities on the night of Halloween in 2011, occurred in a crash involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 or higher.