MADD Celebrates 30 Years of "Tie One On For Safety" DUI Campaign

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dui safety campaign, Texas dwi defense lawyerThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) correlates impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI) with an even larger problem, alcohol misuse, and abuse. This definition is supported by cold hard financial data as vehicle accidents total over $37 billion annually with over 52 percent of fatalities related directly to driving under the influence.

With the advent of the holiday season through to New Year’s Eve, the results can be even more devastating and is often referred to as "DUI season." The unofficial start of DUI season is typically Thanksgiving Eve, sometimes referred to as "Black Wednesday" and is documented to be the busiest night of the year for DUI arrests.

As these startling statistics continue to raise concerns, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD), a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping impaired driving is proudly once again promoting the Tie One On For Safety® Campaign.

More About the Holiday DWI Awareness Campaign

In its 30th year, the campaign is designed to raise awareness of driving while impaired aimed specifically to the onset of the holiday season. One of MADD's longest running and most effective public campaign began in 1986 and urged the public to display a red ribbon on their vehicles to remind others to appoint a designated non-drinking driver especially during the festive holiday season. MADD hopes the campaign inspires drivers to display a red ribbon instead of "tieing one on."

The organization invites participants to demonstrate their commitment to combating driving under the influence by:

  • Discussing and designating a non-drinking driver before the celebration begins to ensure all party goers arrive safely at home.
  • Placing a visible MADD red ribbon on their vehicle.
  • Reminding those hosting a holiday party to offer non-alcoholic beverage options and alternative options for those who may have had too much to drink.

MADD also promotes the campaign by providing MADD red ribbons, magnets, and window decals through local MADD affiliates and offers supporters to share their commitment to family and friends by providing social media support buttons on their website. For more information on how you can help the campaign, visit MADD's Tie One On For Safety® webpage.

Charged with DWI in San Antonio?

Facing suspected DWI charges over the holiday season can be devastating. Combined with the severity of Texas laws in association with the charge, the festive atmosphere can be diminished in one split second. Possible jail time, loss of wages, suspension of license and even the possibility of losing your job are why you need experienced legal representation. San Antonio DWI defense attorney, Samuel H. Lock has been representing clients throughout Central Texas and provides a personal touch and will fight to protect you and your legal rights. Contact Attorney Lock at 210-226-0965 to schedule a no-cost consultation today.

Sources:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Impaired-Driving 

http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/how-you-can-help/tie-one-on-for-safety.html

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