In 2010, 10,839 people were killed in the United States in crashes involving alcohol, which translates into over 40% of deaths on our roadways.
The Fayette County Commissioners have signed a proclamation designated the month of December as "Tie One on for Safety" MADD Red Ribbon Celebration month.
The proclamation encourages citizens of the county to participate in alcohol and drug education and prevention activities, including to tie a MADD red ribbon on a visible part of your vehicle that will make a statement that they will not Drink and Drive.
Sue Young, MADD Fayette County Coordinator states that one of every three people are affected by impaired driving crashes either by death or injuries to themselves , relatives or someone they know.
On Saturday, December 3rd will be "Red Ribbon Saturday" by the commissioners and MADD volunteers starting at 9am will be at the Fayette County McDonalds located at 1401 Leesburg Avenue and Interstate 71 & 35 handing out red ribbons (as long as supply lasts) for area residents.
The ribbons are free, but residents are asked to give a donation to MADD if possible. Funds raised will go toward helping the organization to continue their efforts to eliminate impaired driving, provide services to victims of this violent crime & fight underage drinking.