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SEE AND BE SEEN ON HALLOWEEN - Impaired Driving & Pedestrian Risks Increase

October 30, 2019 – Last year, during the 12-hour Halloween holiday timeframe of 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., there were a total of 157 crashes in Oklahoma. Two resulted in serious injuries for two people. Eight were alcohol and/or drug-related. This means that more than 5% of the Halloween crashes on Oklahoma roads involved a potentially impaired driver. (Source: Oklahoma Highway Safety Office)

AAA Offers These Cautions and Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Nationally, the number of pedestrian fatalities (adults and children) quadruples on Halloween.

  • Wear bright clothing and/or reflective accessories.
  • Stay on sidewalks and cross the street at intersections – preferably, those with traffic signals.

Responsible Driving Tips:

  • Seatbelts save lives. All drivers and passengers need to buckle up – every time after every stop.
  • If you plan to drive – don’t drink; if you plan to drink – don’t drive!
  • Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Don’t risk it.
  • For motorists planning on attending football games and Halloween parties, AAA reminds you to drive only while drug and alcohol-free, or select a designated driver for the day, plan to take a ride share or cab or stay overnight with a friend.


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TEDx Wilmington Salon

Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.

This event had:

  • 12 live talks given by 13 speakers
  • 368 people in attendance at the live event
  • More than 7,500 viewed the event online through Livestream, viewing events, and on the AAA Associate network
  • Online viewers came from all 50 states and approximately 30 countries around the world

View a slideshow from the event

This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA

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