Plan Ahead To Save Lives This New Year's - Designate A Sober Driver!

-- CSP partnering with MADD Colorado in Red Ribbon Campaign for Holiday DUI Crackdown --

DENVER, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This New Year's Eve, the Colorado State Patrol will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado to conclude the 2013 holiday crackdown on drunk driving by calling on Colorado residents to Tie One On For Safety®.

MADD's Tie One On For Safety red ribbon campaign, now in its 27th year, is the organization's signature public awareness program and is sponsored by National Presenting Sponsor Nationwide Insurance. Drivers across the country display MADD red ribbons on their vehicles as a reminder to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver.

"If you plan to celebrate with alcohol, think about planning your ride home as part of your party preparations," said Fran Lanzer, MADD Colorado State Executive Director. "If you're going to a party, you're already making lots of plans: what you're going to wear, what gift to bring, if you need to get a babysitter, and so on. Make sure you plan ahead for a safe way home too."

During last year's holiday season, there were more than 1,400 DUI arrests with 501 of those occurring during the New Year's Eve enforcement period. The Colorado State Patrol will be utilizing saturation patrol methods to place more resources on state roadways to combat impaired driving. "If you are driving drunk, we will find you," said Col. Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. 

Tie One On For Safety is presented locally by Bell & Pollock, PC. "This campaign is a great way for concerned citizens to get involved and raise awareness about the importance of safe driving during the holidays," said Brad Pollock, Founding Partner. "The law firm of Bell & Pollock is proud to be MADD Colorado's Victim Services Sponsor and we join MADD Colorado in calling on people to plan ahead for a safe ride home tonight."

MADD's Tie One On For Safety red ribbons are available locally through MADD Colorado. For more information, email co.state@madd.org.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 8.6 minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

SOURCE Mothers Against Drunk Driving



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