Powell Police Perspective

Every two minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving crash. Every 51 minutes, someone is killed. Drunk driving is still the number one cause of death on our roadways. 

Each year, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) runs a national campaign called Tie One on For Safety during the holiday season in an effort to promote awareness and encourage responsible driving. The Powell Police Department is committed to helping MADD promote this message and encourages you to participate as well.

This year, we proudly celebrate the 30th anniversary of the designated driver and Tie One On For Safety®, our longest running and most visible public awareness project.

Some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That is why every holiday season MADD asks you to display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location to remind others to always designate a non-drinking driver.

Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety® is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project. The name comes from the phrase “tie one on,” which is slang for drinking alcohol. But at MADD we use the phrase to remind everyone that drinking and driving don’t mix.

  • Putting safety before the party and always designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE the celebration begins to ensure everyone arrives home safely.
  • Display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location on your vehicles. Red ribbons, magnets and window decals are available through local MADD offices.
  • Hosting parties responsibly by providing alternate transportation or accommodations for guests who have been drinking.

For more information, please visit MADD’s website here.