October is the fourth-booziest month of the year, following the libation-heavy holidays of July, November, and December. Of course, the vast majority of October’s alcohol consumption falls on Halloween and its surrounding weekend nights, when many teens and adults venture out for tricks and treats of a more devious kind. Whether you plan to celebrate Halloween with a PSL or a pumpkin spice martini, chances are you’ll be out and about — so keep in mind that Halloween involves some very real dangers.
In 2011, 38 percent of Halloween deaths involved a drunk driver, and 11 percent of those fatalities were pedestrians. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for staying safe ‘n’ spooky this Hallows’ Eve.