Colorful Reminder To Drive Sober Over Holidays

BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) — The group “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” wants drivers to tie a red ribbon to their car as a pledge to drive sober this holiday season.

MADD and the Office of Traffic Safety kicked off the annual “Tie One On For Safety” campaign Tuesday.

Last year in Minnesota, there were almost 4,000 alcohol-related crashes and141 people were killed.

Among those speaking at Tuesday’s event in Bloomington was Amber Nelson, who just marked the fourth anniversary of her cousin’s death.

“Because of someone’s choice to drink and drive, my cousin’s life was cut short,” said Nelson. “Make the decision not to drink and drive. Don’t let your friends drive drunk and don’t get in the car with anyone who’s been drinking.”

One out of every seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on their record.

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley Reports

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  • B.

    “One out of every seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on their record.”

    Wow! Where does this stat come from? That’s crazy.

    • CRN

      Drunk driving laws are out of control.

  • RD

    If 1 in 7 have a DWI on record, just think how many drink and drive and never get caught… I can almost gurantee that 1 in 3 people in MN have drove a vehicle with a BAC above .08 I’m not proud of it, but I know I have in the past.

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