Give the Gift of a Designate Driver this New Year’s Eve

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving
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Lincoln, NE (December 28, 2010) – Make the resolution to save a life in 2011, it could be the easiest thing you do all year. By making the decision to always designate a sober driver before you go out, you make the roads safer.

 In 2009, 79 people were killed on Nebraska roads by drunk drivers, this year that number has grown. But, together we have the opportunity to change that in 2011. “This year we can all take the responsible stand and always designate a sober driver every time you plan to drink alcohol. Together we have the ability to create change and that change could save a life,” said MADD Nebraska Executive Director, Simera Reynolds.

Nationwide, someone is injured in a drunk driving crash every minute. The number of lives impacted by drunk driving is countless. Reducing this impact is simple, Make a plan before you head out the door for how you are getting home at the end of the night. MADD

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encourages everyone to make sure they have a safe ride home for their new year’s celebrations and for events all year round.

 “Here in our state one person is injured every three hours due to an alcohol-related crash. MADD would ask everyone to drive safe, sober and buckled up – remember your seatbelt is your best defense against drunk driving.” stated Reynolds.

 As you prepare to ring in this New Year, make sure you think of all those who won’t be celebrating this year because a drunk driver took their life. Plan to designate a sober driver. It is a smart and simple choice that will make Nebraska a safer place.

 Additionally, as you host events please include fun non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for your company and party goers.  For fun party ideas go to: http://www.madd.org/media-center/media-library/safe-party-guide.html

 From all of us here at MADD Nebraska – our best to you and yours in 2011!

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