As the October wind blows in and the streets get filled with trick-or-treaters in ghostly gowns and superhero capes, safety becomes more crucial than ever. Halloween is meant to be a night of spooky fun, where kids and adults alike can let loose and enjoy a touch of the supernatural. However, like every holiday, Halloween isn’t immune to real-world risks.
One of the most significant dangers during this festive season is the threat of impaired driving. With parties and events in abundance, it’s easy for someone to have a few too many drinks and mistakenly believe they’re okay to drive. This is where the haunting reality of driving under the influence takes a nightmarish turn.
Thankfully, William Mattar, P.C., a leading motor vehicle accident injury law firm in New York State, understands the importance of safety during this festive season. We are proud to present the Safe Ride Home 4 Halloween campaign.
The campaign kicked off with registrations starting October 11th and ending on October 25th. So, don’t wait for the witching hour to pass; register now!
The first 1,000 participants to register will be the lucky recipients of an Uber voucher valued at $20.00. These vouchers can be used in New York State between 12:00 AM (EST) on October 28, 2023, and 5:00 AM (EST) on October 29, 2023.
Beyond giving away vouchers, the primary goal is to remind everyone about the life-threatening dangers of driving under the influence. William Mattar encourages those who’ve consumed alcohol or any mind-altering substances to opt for a safe ride home, whether it’s through Uber, a rideshare service, or a sober friend.
If you know you’re attending a party, plan your transportation in advance. Whether you’re using an Uber voucher, hailing a taxi, or designating a sober driver, ensure you have a safe way home.
When trick-or-treating or heading home after an event, there’s safety in numbers. Keep an eye out for one another.
Wear reflective tapes or carry glow sticks or flashlights, especially if your costume is on the darker side.
These can cause trips or obstruct vision. Ensure that you and your children can walk and see clearly.
Parents should inspect candy for any signs of tampering before letting kids eat them.
When trick-or-treating, use sidewalks and crosswalks. Avoid walking in the streets.
If you decide to consume alcohol, drink responsibly. Know your limits.
No amount of alcohol is safe when you’re getting behind the wheel. If you drink, DON’T DRIVE.
Halloween is a time for thrills and chills, but let’s make sure the only scares are the ones we plan for. With William Mattar’s Safe Ride Home 4 Halloween campaign, we hope that everyone gets home safely, with sweet memories of Halloween 2023 to cherish. Let’s pledge to make our roads safer and our Halloween happier. Stay spooky, not risky!