Halloween is an exciting time, filled with magical princesses, scary ghosts and bewitching goblins. It can also be a very dangerous time when drivers mix holiday fun with alcohol.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that Halloween is among one of the most deadly holidays for drunk driving. For the holiday period — from October 30 through 5:59 a.m. on November 1, 2011 — 74 people died nationwide in a crash involving a drunk driver, a 21 percent increase over the average number of drunk driving deaths per day. That is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) California is asking everyone to make advance plans to stay safe.