The phrase, “tie one on” is not just slang for the act of drinking alcohol. When used by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), tying one on (for safety) refers to raising awareness about the dangerous of driving while intoxicated and making a pledge to drive sober or designating a sober driver this holiday season. Making the pledge now to drive sober every time that you go out or to designate a sober driver in advance can save your life and the lives of others.
The Most Dangerous Time of the Year for Drivers
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day are times of giving, family, love and demonstrations of compassion. Unfortunately, the days between these three holidays are often the deadliest for drivers across the United States. In Georgia, drunk driving accident statistics are especially harrowing; drunk driving fatalities represent 25.2 percent of all traffic deaths in the state.
To help remind others of safe driving this holiday season, MADD is encouraging drivers everywhere to tie one on for safety.
Tie One on for Safety this Holiday Season
To tie one on for safety and commit to safe driving or only getting in a car that is operated by a sober designated driver, purchase a MADD red ribbon (you can also purchase MADD magnets and window decals). Then, tie the red ribbon in a visible location to make your commitment to safe driving known to others in your community.
Other Ways to Participate in the Tie One on Campaign
In addition to tying a red ribbon in a visible location, you can participate in the tie one on for safety campaign by doing the following things:
- Always choosing a designated driver before a party or drinking begins
- Offering non-alcoholic beverages to guests when hosting
- Never getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking, even if you have had only one drink
When Drunk Driving Causes a Car Accident
Do not let yourself be the cause of a drunk driving accident this holiday season; commit today to joining the tie one on for safety campaign.
If you are ever involved in a drunk driving accident in Atlanta, make sure you have a legal advocate on your side who can help you in the accident aftermath. The attorneys at the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz want to help. If you have more questions, call us to schedule a consultation at 404-474-0804 or fill out our online contact form.