Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Halloween Edition

Those of us with young children may have forgotten what it was like to party for Halloween. That partying consisted of drinking and getting buzzed or drunk. Did you know that Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year? “In 2009, 48% of all traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a *BAC of .08 or higher”, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). *BAC – Blood Alcohol Content

Halloween Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Drivers need to be especially cautious on Halloween night. Children are out in the dark trick-or-treating. They may wear costumes that make their visibility more difficult and may cause them to fall. They’re distracted by getting candy and seeing friends. Add to this a driver who has consumed alcohol. It’s a terrible brew. Even if you think you’re just buzzed, you’re driving drunk.

If you’re having a Halloween party, offer non-alcoholic drinks. There’s a list of 50 non-alcoholic drink recipes. I’m sure you’ll find a few that your guests will like!

Here’s a couple:

Monster Slime Juice
12 oz. Orange Juice (Concentrate)
6 oz. Kool-Aid (Berry Blue)
Water
Instructions:
Mix juice and Kool-Aid, add 1 gallon water, stir and watch it turn green! (Courtesy of baronedrinks.com)

Trapper’s Special
1 part(s) Coca Cola
1 part(s) Ginger Ale
1 part(s) Mountain Dew
Cherries cleaned and halved
Instructions:
Mix the drink in a tall chilled glass. Add several cherries and serve. (Courtesy of baronedrinks.com)

Take the pledge to not drink and drive. Make use of the Sober Ride Programs in each state, or use a designated driver. Don’t do something you’ll regret. Keep the fun alive in Halloween and avoid Buzzed and Drunk Driving.

Thank you to the Ad Council, the National Highway  Traffic Safety Administration and Global Influence for the information in this post. I’m a supporter of the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for this post–I’m sharing it everywhere because many people believe that if they are “just buzzed” then they are not drunk and are okay to drive. Nothing could be further from the truth! This goes not only for party-goers, but parents at home who know they have to drive to pick their children up from parties later in the evening. I also love your examples of non-alcoholic drinks: great to have on hand both for halloween celebrations away or at home. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Fabulous idea! I don’t drink, but it’s hard to keep my loved ones safe from those that do and drive. The link for the list of drinks doesn’t work. Is there any way you could fix it?
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  3. That is exactly the same as what is my fear to my daughter… Every time she eat too much sweets, she will surely get infection. Hope your daughter will be okay..

  4. It’s nice to feel young at heart every once in a while. It’s nice to feel carefree at times. And I have to agree that being a responsible driver during the Halloween is a must. We can’t avoid to celebrate and be drunk during festive seasons but we must not compromise safety.

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