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Tie One On For Safety
By MADD | November 12, 2013| 4 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

The time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day includes some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways.  That’s why every holiday season, MADD asks drivers to put a MADD red ribbon in a visible location on their vehicle as a reminder to always designate a non-drinking driver.

Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety® is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project. The name Tie One On For Safety comes from the phrase “tie one on,” which is slang for drinking alcohol. But at MADD we use the phrase to remind everyone that drinking and driving don’t mix.

This year, we’re giving you the opportunity to order a Tie One On For Safety ribbon online for free! (But if you are feeling generous and want to make a donation of $5 or more to help cover the cost of the ribbons and shipping, we would greatly appreciate it!)  We also have Tie One On For Safety car magnets available with a $10 minimum donation.

Thank you for helping us raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving this holiday season by Tying One On For Safety!  And thanks to Nationwide Insurance for their generous support of Tie One On For Safety!



Submitted by MADD Staff at 10:06 AM on December 11, 2013
To Christina F: email us at and we can see if we can get you some ribbons.
Submitted by Cristina F at 11:04 AM on December 5, 2013
Would we be able to purchase a bulk number (a few hundred) to use for a community tree in our neighborhood? Please send info on how to do that and how much it would cost. Thanks. Queens, NY
Submitted by MADD Staff at 11:41 AM on December 3, 2013
To the SADD sponsor: MADD’s message to youth under the age of 21 is to not drink alcohol, since there are so many other dangers beyond drunk driving. And since our Tie One On For Safety program is targeted towards adults over age 21, the message is to not drink and drive. So in order to avoid mixed messaging to youth, we would suggest instead giving students red ribbon stickers from our Power of You(th) program, which may be available through your local MADD affiliate. You can find that information here:
Submitted by Dana at 01:36 PM on December 2, 2013
I am a SADD sponsor at MHS we would like to pass out the "TIE ONE ON" for our prom this spring 2014. We would need 1000 ribbons. Is there a cost or would Nationwide Ins. support our mission to stop underage drinking at our school?

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