Project Red Ribbon reminding people not to drink and drive

This week kicks off the holidays and a lot of people will be busy celebrating over the next several weeks, which could include alcohol.

Everyday almost 30 people die in the U.S in drunk driving related crashes, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2019 Project Red Ribbon Quinsippi Chapter of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) campaign will kick off Monday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m. at Quincy City Hall.

The nationwide project is asking drivers to tie a red ribbon onto their vehicles to remind people not to drink and drive.

“People sometimes would almost brag about how they were able to get home after drinking, now they realize it’s no longer socially acceptable to be driving while intoxicated and they plan ahead, they have a friend give them a ride, they call a ride,” campaign spokesperson J.T. Dozier said.

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore and Quincy Police Chief Robert Copley will speak on dangers on driving under the influence.

The project runs locally until January 1, 2019 and free ribbons are available at the Quincy Police Department, Quincy City Hall, Adams County Sheriff’s Department, area banks and churches.

In 2017, 1,097 people in Illinois, 330 people in Iowa and 930 in Missouri were killed in drunk driving crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you or a loved one have suffered accident injuries in a car accident call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878 to speak to a Missouri automobile accident lawyer today for help in recovering the compensation you need. An experienced personal injury attorney can ease some of the burden by engaging in fact-finding, gathering the necessary documentation, and crafting concise and thorough demands for settlement of your claim.

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