With Halloween marking the beginning of the holiday season we at Cohen Battisti wanted to remind you to plan ahead and not to drive under the influence. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), nearly 60 percent of all Halloween highway fatalities across the country involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. Florida’s DMV records show there were 33,625 DUI convictions in Florida in 2011 with a definite spike on the holidays such as Halloween.
In central Florida alone over the past week there have been a number of damaging car accidents due to people driving under the influence. DUI’s are a completely preventable crime and we hope this holiday everyone will decide before they drive a responsible way home. The staff at Cohen Battisti wants to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween. Here are a few safety tips from MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) to remember:
1: Designate a sober driver before heading out for Halloween Festivities
2: Ensure you have the telephone number of a local cab company should the need arise
3: If you are trick or treating take a flashlight and check the batteries prior to leaving
4: Remain extra alert especially when crossing the street.
5: Never serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 21
From all of us at Cohen Battisti we wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween
“It’s About Justice”
Cohen Battisti Main Office
1211 Orange Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Toll Free: (877) 440-4878
Local: (407) 478-4878