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Halloween Safe and Sober Resource Center

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Halloween has quickly become an adult- and alcohol-oriented holiday. The last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing their boos with booze, and as a result, drunk driving, DUIs, and alcohol-related incidents have increased. Despite Halloween falling on a Tuesday, the scary truth is many people will choose to drink and drive while celebrating this year. 

A few scary statistics: 

  • During Halloween nights from 2017-2021, there were 159 people killed in drunk-driving crashes (
  • In 2021, 38 people were killed in drunk driving crashes on Halloween night (
  • Drunk driving accounts for almost half of traffic fatalities on Halloween night (NHTSA) 
  • Fatal drunk driving crashes are more likely on Halloween than on New Year’s Eve (NHTSA) 
  • Children are twice as likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night than on any other day (Safe Kids Worldwide)
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