Archive for January, 2015

Super Bowl Game Plan

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event – bringing together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous days on the road because of drunk driving. Last year, 43% of all traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday involved a drunk driver (compared to 31% on an average day).

MADD wants everyone to enjoy the game this year, but more importantly, we want everyone to get home from the celebration safely.  So if you’re hosting a Super Bowl watching party this Sunday, use these tips to be a champion host, or if you’re attending a party, check out our checklist to help you plan ahead.

No matter how you celebrate or who you cheer for, don’t ruin the day by getting a DUI, or much worse. If you’re game plan includes alcohol, make sure you plan ahead with a non-drinking designated driver to help get everyone home safe after the game.

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Today is the first ever National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day—a time to show support to law enforcement officers that serve to protect our community.

High-visibility law enforcement techniques that catch drunk and drugged drivers and discourage others from driving drunk are part of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®These techniques have been proven to reduce drunk driving deaths by 20 percentThat is why MADD works so closely with the officers who keep our families safe on and off the roads.

How will you thank Law LEAD DayEnforcement today? A note on social media, a thank you when you encounter an officer working, or maybe by taking the time to nominate someone doing excellent work for a MADD Law Enforcement Award. The nomination criteria and form are available on our website at www.madd.org/ne. Our local and national Law Enforcement officers have one of the most difficult jobs around. The work they do keeps us safe from so many dangers, especially impaired drivers. We thank them, today and every day for the work they do.

Join us in saying thank you and celebrating this first ever National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!