Between 2012 and 2016, 168 people lost their lives due to drunk driving on Halloween night, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In 2016, there were 13 vehicle occupants killed in crashes involving drunk driving on Halloween night. According to NHTSA, 44 percent of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night from 2012 to 2016 were in crashes involving a drunk driver.
Children out trick-or-treating, and those who accompany them, are also at risk, as 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night (2012-2016) involved drunk drivers. Younger drivers are most at risk: the 21- to 34-year-old age group accounted for the most fatalities (46 percent) in drunk driving crashes on Halloween night in 2016.
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