While Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, ghouls and goblins will sharing spirits and cheer and troopers remind partygoers there is no trick to driving sober and your treat is not getting pulled over.
The Maryland State Police remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices they can make are to drive sober or designate a sober driver before the party begins. Unfortunately, every Halloween people think they can drive after drinking, so there will be additional patrols out specifically looking for and removing dangerous and impaired drivers from the roadways.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign works to keep us all safe on the road and urges everyone to follow these simple tips:
Plan a safe way to get home before you attend the party. Alcohol impairs judgement, as well as reaction time. If you’re drunk, you’re more like to choose to drive drunk.
Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, a car service, or a call a sober friend or family member to get home.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it’s safe to do so.
If you see someone you think is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely.