It is common knowledge that the Thanksgiving travel period is one of the most deadliest times to be on the road. With an increase in traffic and more drivers taking to the wheel after drinking alcohol, it is a deadly combination. This is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has a yearly campaign, Tie One On For Safety, to remind motorists just how dangerous it is to be on the road during this time of the year.
Because Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday that involves alcohol, MADD encourages drivers between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to “tie one on.” This means that drinking and driving don’t mix and to place a red ribbon in a visible location on vehicles to remind all motorists to designate a sober driver.
Because some of the worst traffic accidents occur between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day due to the drunk driving that takes place over the holiday season, a red ribbon on your car can help you stay committed to designating a non-drinking driver BEFORE a holiday party or celebration begins.
Not only can you Tie One On For Safety this holiday period, but you can do your part by making sure other partiers have designated drivers or a safe way home after they have been drinking. While you might not be able to eliminate all drunk driving crashes in Florida, you can help minimize the number of wrecks this holiday season by participating in this campaign.
If you have been injured or your loved one has died due to a drunk driver, you need to contact a knowledgeable injury attorney in South Florida immediately after the wreck. At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, we will provide you with a free consultation, answer your questions, guide you through the process, and help you seek justice and just compensation. Call us today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].