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NHTSA Launches Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a nationwide campaign this Halloween to tackle drunk driving.

From October 25 to October 31, NHTSA plans to initiate the Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign. The campaign is designed to assist local communities across the country spread the message in their areas about the dangers of drunk driving on Halloween.

Specifically, NHTSA is offering materials, marketing tools and templates on its website for local communities and organizations across the country to access, download and distribute.

Halloween-themed drunk driving posters as well as a list of Halloween talking points are offered free of charge to communities across the country.

New York DOT Wants to Reduce DWI Deaths Around Halloween, Other Holidays

On the day of Halloween in 2008, 58 percent of all drunk driving related motor vehicle deaths across the nation occurred on Halloween night between the hours of 6 p.m., October 31 and 6 a.m. November 1.

The New York Department of Transportation wants to bring down DWI fatalities drastically. The DOT is focusing on holidays that typically involve drinking in an effort to reduce drunk driving deaths. County STOP-DWI programs will step up enforcement efforts around holidays including Halloween and will support NHTSA’s nationwide mobilization to stop drunk driving.

The message is clear: New York law enforcement authorities will be out on Halloween looking for impaired drivers among the witches, goblins and ghosts on the streets. And impaired drivers cannot hide behind any disguise if they are stopped on suspicion of DWI. If you have been arrested or charged with DWI in New York, contact an experienced DWI defense attorney.