Keep the Roads Safe this Holiday Season

November 30, 2012 by Molly Huff

December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.  This is a time set to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and with all of the celebrations surrounding holiday season, there's no better time to address this serious issue.

In 2011 alone, over 10,000 people were killed and approximately 350,000 were injured in drunk driving accidents.  Every crash, death and injury impacts not only the victim of the accident but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has put forth some tips to help ensure everyone's safety this holiday season:

  • Designate a sober driver before celebrations begin
  • Never serve those under the age of 21 alcohol
  • Plan safe parties, including providing non-alcoholic drink options to guests and not serving alcohol the last hour of the gathering
  • Be prepared to get everyone home safe in case your plans or individual circumstances change

Show your support for law enforcement and for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving by tying a red ribbon on your antennae as a pledge to drive safe, sober and buckled up during the holidays and throughout the year.

Red ribbons and red ribbon window decals are available by contacting your local MADD affiliate