Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

GUEST EDITORIAL ; Red Ribbon Campaign Focuses on Holiday Driving Safety

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

GUEST EDITORIAL ; Red Ribbon Campaign Focuses on Holiday Driving Safety

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As we kick off the holidays with Thanksgiving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, West Virginia State Office, is reminding adults to plan ahead for a safe way home if they're planning to drink alcohol during the season's festivities. Data shows that the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day includes some of the most dangerous days for drunk driving deaths. As the overall number of annual drunk driving deaths have been decreasing, there has been an increase in the proportion of drunk driving deaths around these holiday periods.

One of the most dangerous times of the year on our nation's roadways is between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. That's why every holiday season, MADD asks drivers to display a red ribbon on their vehicle as a reminder to drive safe, sober and buckled up. …

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