In conjunction with the launch of our annual Tie One On For Safety campaign—MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project, we conducted a survey of adults (21 and over) and found that 73 percent said they have been at an event and seen someone try to drive home after drinking too much.
Additionally, 19 percent of those people said they did nothing to stop the drunk driver:
As we approach the holiday season, a time when people may be celebrating at parties where alcohol is served, MADD urges adults to plan ahead for a non-drinking designated driver, especially since drunk driving deaths typically spike over the holidays. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2011, 931 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
So, this year, please make sure to designate a non-drinking driver and click here to request your Tie One On For Safety ribbon. And thank you to Nationwide Insurance for their support of Tie One On For Safety!