Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters—the last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing their boos with booze. As a result, DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows’ Eve.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here you’ll find tools to raise awareness about the dangers of Halloween drinking, shareable tips for celebrating responsibly, and resources for DUI and alcohol programs.
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Monitor, 24/7, the ones you’re most concerned about, and talk with your SCRAM CAM provider or program manager about any additional needs you have during high-risk times like Halloween.
Remind clients to stay away from the Booze when they’re celebrating their Boos.
Extend monitoring for current high-risk clients through the Halloween holiday, when violations could be 30% higher than average.
Reiterate the consequences for violations. If they are monitored, they will be caught.
Talk about alternatives to drinking and ways to celebrate safely and soberly.
Ask your SCRAM CAM provider or program manager about options to manage your alcohol offenders during Halloween.
This year more than 61 million adults plan to host or attend a Halloween party. If you are throwing a spooky bash, keep these tips in mind to help your guests safely enjoy the “spirits” of the season:
The stats don’t lie. There are 1 million DWI arrests each year in the U.S. and each October, the number of DUIs and alcohol-related incidents increases significantly on Halloween.
Learn more about how SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring is driving compliance, accountability, and assessment in drunk and impaired driving programs across the country.
Traffic Safety Marketing: Halloween
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Spooky Truths Regarding Halloween Safety On and Off the Road
National Safety Council
Halloween Safety Tips
Safe Kids Worldwide
12 Halloween Safety Tips for Students
Sobering Up Blog
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