Halloween Safety Tips / Enforcement
There will be overtime enforcement beginning October 28th,
especially targeting impaired driving, restraint use, speed, and other risky driving behaviors.
Lima, Ohio [October 24, 2012]— As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reminds everyone to keep the party off the road. "There isn't a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel," said Evelyn Smith. "Whether you've had one too many or way too many it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
Nighttime is an especially dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, 41 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, which is illegal in every state.
October 26th thru the 31st deputies from the Allen County Sheriff's Office will be working overtime to stop and arrest impaired drivers. Local law enforcement will be out all over Allen County on the lookout for impaired drivers.
The Safe Community Coalition recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween:
For more information, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving
Evelyn Smith, Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission - 419- 228-1836
Sgt. Scot Nolan, Allen County Sheriff's Office – 419-227-3535