Almost everyone has some pretty spectacular memories of Halloween as a kid; getting dressed in their costumes and going out into the night, going door-to-door collecting candy that will make it home and most likely not last very long after that. I have always loved Halloween and I think it’s because my grandmother, who helped raise me, also loves Halloween and always went all-out with decorating for the holiday, so much that her house was in the local newspaper as one of the best-decorated houses of the year for multiple years.
As an adult, the Halloween fun and memories don’t come to a halt; for weeks I have seen countless bars and clubs spreading the word about Halloween bashes and they are going to be filled to the brim with people looking to have a fun night out this Halloween. To make sure that your Halloween doesn’t turn into a real nightmare, it’s important to plan to h ave a safe and sober ride home. Think back to when you were a child out in your neighborhood trick-or-treating; the excitement alone is enough to make children get caught up in the moment and not pay as much attention to the road and to the people driving on it as they normally would.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council is reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver for the night before you head out for your Halloween festivities.
The Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Facebook page has compiled a list of nationwide alternative ride programs that will make sure you get home safe if you’re in no position to drive yourself and can’t locate a designated driver. I definitely encourage you to check it out.