Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders are urging motorists to use common sense through the upcoming Halloween Holiday weekend to avoid Chicago drunk driving accidents and DUI accidents on Illinois highways.
The Chicago car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes encourage motorists to have a travel plan to prevent drunk driving, including designated drivers, overnight stays, taxi cabs or other forms of transportation.
Nationwide, 1 in every 3 fatal accidents is caused by a drunk driver.
Halloween has proven especially deadly in recent years and authorities are concerned, with the holiday falling on a Saturday, excessive partying could lead to an increase in fatal drunk driving accidents.
In 2008, more than half (58 percent) of all highway fatalities involved an impaired driver or motorcycle rider, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, we want to remind revelers to be responsible by not taking the party to the roadways, putting themselves, trick-or-treaters and other motorists at risk,” said RobertBrasky, president of Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders.
ITSL also recommends these simple tips:
-Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin -Before drinking, please designate a sober driver -If you’re impaired, and haven’t designated a sober driver, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely -Use your community’s Sober Rides program -If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement
If you or someone you love is involved in a Chicago drunk driving accident on Halloween weekend, call the Illinois injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at Abels & Annes for a free appointment to discuss your rights. (866) 99-ABELS. There is no fee unless you win.