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Spread the Word for a Safe Halloween, Buzzed Driving is still Drunk Driving

JACKSON, Miss. — If you are thinking about treating yourself to a good time with a few drinks this Halloween, don’t be tricked into thinking you are okay to drive, even if you are “just buzzed.” According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) buzzed driving is still drunk driving. If you plan on drinking, make sure you’ve made plans to have a sober driver.

“We want everyone to have a fun, safe and happy Halloween by taking a few minutes ahead of time to get a plan together,” said Melinda McGrath, MDOT Executive Director. “The risks are not worth it, and the consequences are too serious. A sober and safe ride after the party is the best treat you can give yourself and everyone else on the road this Halloween.”

According to the National Highway, Traffic, and Safety Administration, 48 percent of all crash fatalities involved a drunk driver in 2012.

Remember, be aware when driving on Halloween. Make sure you slowdown in residential areas and keep your eyes extra peeled so the holiday is more fun and less scary for all those trick-or-treaters.

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