November marks the 35th anniversary of MADD’s Tie One On for Safety campaign, an effort to reduce impaired driving crashes during the holiday season by reminding the public to assign designated drivers when attending holiday events.
HISTORY OF TIE ONE ON FOR SAFETY
Some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That is why every holiday season MADD asks you to display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location to remind others 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 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.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN TIE ONE ON FOR SAFETY?
This holiday season, show your commitment to eliminating drunk driving by:
- Putting safety before the party and always designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE the celebration begins to ensure everyone arrives home safely.
- Display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location on your vehicles. Red ribbons, magnets and window decals are available through local MADD affiliates.
- Hosting parties responsibly by offering mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages, and by providing alternate transportation or accommodations for guests who have been drinking. Get more safe party tips at madd.org/safeparty.
- Tie One On For Safety “virtually” by sharing a MADD ribbon button on social media.
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