Parents everywhere should be scared because a company that makes its money selling alcohol monitoring devices just published a scary drunk driving Halloween infographic.
Scram Systems makes millions of dollars selling continuous alcohol monitoring bracelets, breathalyzers and GPS ankle bracelets.
One has to ask, is their infographic accurate or a scare tactic used to promote their business?
Scram Systems also has an entire section of scary DUI holiday stories called “Holiday Resources.”
What makes them so scary?
Let’s start with how Scram Systems describes Halloween, “Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters—the last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing their boos with booze. DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows’ Eve.”
Some of the other sources Scram Systems used would make a zombie rise from their grave.
Let’s start with the most scary claim from “Safe Kids WorldWide.” With no links to substantiate their claims, Safe Kids says that “on average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.”
After doing a Google search for “Halloween drunk driving statistics” the only relevant information about drunk driving arrests during Halloween comes from Scram Systems friend the NHTSA and it was conducted between 2009 and 20013. Which means most of the statistics are at least nine years old.
The NHTSA also seems to be in the business of scaring parents, their drunk driving Halloween video has only gotten 162 views.
On an amusing note, it appears Scam Systems, sorry I meant Scram Systems has been using the same scary drunk driving Halloween infographic since at least 2016. All they have done was change the colors and tweak the graphics.
Scram Systems uses highly questionable sources like “Alcohol Monitoring Systems” which is their own company!
Doing a Google search for “Alcohol Monitoring Systems” brings you to, wait for it…
Scram Systems very own Alcohol Monitoring Systems University.
Good luck trying to find Scram Systems other source, Field Agent. I found one that might be close called Field Agent[mystery shopper].
Looking through Scram Systems other “Scary Holiday’s” you will find more of the same hyperbole minus the infographics.
Curiously Scram Systems makes no mention of New Year’s Eve the one holiday that everyone associates with drunk driving.
For a company that makes $15.7 million dollars annually, you would think New Year’s Eve would be a slam dunk for alleged DUI’s.
What should everyone take away from this story? Parents and kids should have fun this Halloween and worry about eating too many sweets.