Plan Ahead for a Safe Halloween
Oct 26, 2022
Silva Injury Law Reimbursing for Sober Rides During the Holiday
Turlock, CA [October 26, 2022] — To reduce the risk of DUI/DWI accidents on Halloween this year, Silva Injury Law is putting on a sober ride campaign. The program, which applies to all residents of Turlock, CA, offers a free ride to anyone who plans on drinking during their Halloween celebrations.
Halloween DUI Statistics
When it comes to fatal crashes on Halloween, drunk driving is often to blame. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 45% of all deadly accidents during the Halloween holiday involve a drunk driver. In fact, between 2016 and 2020, there were 496 fatal accidents on Halloween across the nation. This means that approximately 223 of these crashes could have been prevented if one or more drunk drivers had decided to take a taxi or rideshare.
Unfortunately, more data suggests that many of these fatalities involve pedestrians, especially children. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that children between the ages of four and eight have a tenfold increase in pedestrian fatality risk on Halloween compared to any regular day. This is based on pedestrian fatality data between 5:00 pm and 11:59 pm on every Halloween between 1975 and 2016. The highest accident risk for children is at around 6:00 pm in residential neighborhoods, presumably due to limited visibility of costumes, unsafe street crossings, and other factors.
However, the statistics don’t stop there. Between 2016 and 2020, the annual number of fatal accidents on Halloween increased by 44%. In addition, California is consistently one of the deadliest states on Halloween night. With 49 fatal accidents over a five-year period, California makes up 10% of all fatal accidents during Halloween. For this reason, it’s important to consider taking a ride with a sober driver if you decide to drink or use controlled substances.
How It Works
You can easily avoid being an impaired driver on Halloween by taking a taxi or rideshare, and we want to help. Participating in our Halloween free ride campaign is simple. All you need to do is take a taxi or rideshare between 5:00 pm on October 28, 2022, and 10:00 am on November 1, 2022. Once you’ve made it safely to your destination, send a copy of your receipt and photo ID to the following address within ten business days: Silva Injury Law 2130 Geer Road, Suite A Turlock, CA 95382
Keep in mind that the promotion for a free Uber or Lyft ride is limited to the first 60 submissions. This is on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure you submit your receipt as soon as possible. The other following details also apply:
- The ride must be taken within the designated time frame above;
- You must be 21 years of age or older;
- Valid for a single, one-way ride;
- Only one reimbursement per household; and
- Reimbursement is a maximum value of $25, including a 10% tip.
- Riders must be in the Turlock, CA area;
If you have any questions about the Halloween free ride program, contact Silva Injury Law.
About Silva Injury Law:
Founded on the principle of treating clients like family, Silva Injury Law is dedicated to helping victims of personal injury throughout central California. We believe that every victim deserves a chance at healing. Through compassionate advocacy, we ensure that clients receive the best doctors so that they have the greatest chance of a good outcome. In addition, we don’t charge upfront fees for our services and are solely focused on your well-being.
To schedule a free initial consultation, give us a call at 209-600-4389 or contact us online.
Michael Joe SilvaFounder, Silva Injury Law 2130 Geer Road, Suite A Turlock, CA 95382 (209) 600-4389