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Save Lives this Holiday Season
By MADD | November 12, 2013| 1 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

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!


   

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Submitted by Jones-Smith at 06:52 PM on November 14, 2013
I know of someone who was among the 73% who saw someone who had too much to drink and intended to act on it by taking the intoxicated person home. That someone was named Erin Cox. Of course the cops showed up and got everyone home safe, and cleared Ms. Cox of wrongdoing, yet she gets suspended which MADD supported. Stay classy MADD.

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