Tips for having a safe Halloween

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The Wichitan staff knows that Halloween is the time for “lit” college parties, alcohol, cute outfits, and dancing, but we want to encourage everyone to consider their safety while having fun.

Tip 1: Always have a designated driver. According to www.edgarsnyder.com:

  • “44% of national fatal crashes during Halloween weekend involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher.
  • 38% of fatal crashes that occurred on Halloween night involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher.
  • 23% of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night included a drunk driver.”

Tip 2: Always travel with a group.

Tip 3: Never let your drinks out of your sight. Once you put your cup down it is an easy target for predators.

Tip 4: Always check to see if the candy has been opened before consuming it.

Tip 5: Make sure you have a backup plan if your designated driver ends up drinking. Uber and Lyft only cost about $6-10 from point A to point B in Wichita Falls. Uber and Lyft offer you a free or discounted ride home if you are too drunk to take yourself. To utilize this you must get their promotion codes from “Survive a DUI” and enter it whenever you set up your ride home.

We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

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