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Halloween Weekend: 3 Ways to Avoid Drunk Driving

It’s Halloween weekend ladies! Most of us plan to strut around in costumes, hang out with our friends and hit the town. During ladies night out, don’t forget to pay attention to your surroundings and drink responsibly.

If you do plan on partaking in a glass or two, do not get behind the wheel. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of death and injury amongst young adults. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the rate of drunk driving is highest among 21-25 year old adults.

There is no need to put yourself and others in potential danger. There are several precautions that you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

1. Designate a driver: Planning to have a night of drinking? Designate someone who will not drink to be the driver. This way, after the festivities, the designated driver can round everyone up and make the safe drive home.

2. Call a taxi: Sometimes being the DD is not the ideal job at the social event of the year. If everyone is going to drink, it’s a great idea to call a taxi or Tipsy Transit. This way everyone can partake in the festivities and avoid getting behind the wheel.

3. Hide the keys: Okay, so you may not be drunk, but you see your friend from history class stumbling to her car. Make it your job to take away her keys and perhaps call her a cab or even take her home yourself. Friends don’t let friends drunk drive!

Everyday, 28 people in the United States die from the results of a drunk driving accident. Don’t be a statistic, be responsible. If you accept the privilege of drinking, follow through with its accountability.