YPD supports MADD Red Ribbon campaign against drunk driving

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YARMOUTH
– The Yarmouth Police Department announces that it will again participate in the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) “Tie One On For Safety” Red Ribbon Campaign.

Tie One On For Safety is MADD’s longest-running public awareness campaign which asks adults to tie a red ribbon on their vehicles to remind others to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver.

The holiday season can be a dangerous time of year, so tying a red ribbon on your vehicle is a reminder to you and others to plan ahead before attending holiday celebrations that may involve alcohol.

Throughout this holiday season, Yarmouth Police cruisers will have an official MADD Massachusetts Red Ribbon attached.

Official MADD Massachusetts Red Ribbons are available at no cost to anyone in our main lobby at Yarmouth Police Headquarters. The Department invites drivers to stop in anytime and pick up as many as they like.

Sobering statistics on drunk driving in America

  • Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk-driving crash.
  • Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2014, 945 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes.
  • Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year.
  • Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk-driving crashes.
  • In 2012, 10,322 people died in drunk-driving crashes–one every 51 minutes

For more information visit www.madd.org.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police

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