With Halloween around the corner, many New Yorkers are figuring out what their plans will be with the coronavirus outbreak still impacting large gatherings and social activities.
Year after year, drunk drivers hit the road at much higher rates during Halloween celebrations—and we don’t expect this year to be much different. Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that 42% of fatal accidents during Halloween night from 2013-2017 involved at least one drunk driver.
If you are planning on going out this year, whether as a driver, rider, or pedestrian, you should always keep your eye out for danger. Here are a few warning signs that there is an intoxicated or impaired driver on the road:
- Swerving, weaving, or zigzagging
- Straddling the centerline
- Driving excessively slow
- Slow response to traffic signs and lights
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Almost striking objects like the curb, fire hydrants, or other cars
Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you or a loved one is injured in a drunk driving accident this holiday, turn to The Odierno Law Firm for dedicated legal advocates in your corner. We have spent the last 40 years helping those injured across Long Island and all of New York move forward with their lives. Our team offers free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose taking the first step.