No matter how old you are, Halloween night can be fun! Although you may not be young enough to trick-or-treat with your friends, your group can still get together and enjoy fall festivities over some food and drinks. However, it is important to keep safety your number one priority throughout the night.
Because many costume parties and other festivities that occur on Halloween night include the consumption of alcohol, you can bet that there will be a large number of law enforcement officers patrolling the streets. In addition, you can expect to see a many checkpoint stations set up throughout the cities.
If you plan on drinking on Halloween, consider the following tips to avoid a DUI charge:
1. Designate a driver.
If you and a group of friends are going to a party or venue and plan to drink, choose one friend, who will refrain from drinking any alcohol, that can deliver you and your other friends home safely.
2. Call a friend or family member.
If you go to a party and drink and did not make plans ahead of time, call a sober friend or family member to pick you up from the party/venue to take you home.
3. Call a taxi or an Uber.
Because many people are at parties and bars, you can rest easily knowing cab drivers and Uber drivers will be ready to pick you up and almost any given time. If you and your group of friends drink at a party, call a taxi service or an Uber driver to deliver you home.
4. Plan a fun November First and make a sleep over out of it.
If you are attending a party at a friend’s house, make day-after arrangements ahead of time. Rather than driving home, plan to stay the night and make a fun First of November out of the following day. Then, wait until you are completely sober and coherent before you drive home.
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