Terrace RCMP advise drivers to ‘tie one on’

That is, tie on a red ribbon for safety and as a reminder that if you intend to drink, plan ahead and always designate a non-drinking driver

  • Dec. 14, 2016 5:00 a.m.

New signs in various locations throughout Terrace and Thornhill remind the public to pull over and call 911 if they suspect a driver is impaired.

This Friday, the Terrace RCMP, MADD, and Crime Stoppers volunteers will be encouraging the public to tie one on; that is, a red ribbon for safety.

“Some of the busiest and unfortunately most dangerous days of the year on the roadways are during the holiday season. If your holiday festivities include alcohol, plan ahead. Arrange for a designated driver, call a sober friend, take the shuttle, save money for a taxi, take transit, or even spend the night. Most importantly, plan this before you head out,” says Const. Angela Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations, Terrace RCMP.

The group will be at the Liquor Store on Eby St. and the Northern Cold Beer and Wine Store this Friday, December 16th, from 5 to 7 p.m. handing out red ribbons for people to tie onto a visible location on their vehicle to remind themselves and others to always designate a non-drinking driver. Terrace Motors Toyota has also donated a draw package for a vehicle safety kit for all participants.

If you suspect a driver is impaired, pull over and call 911.

You will see new signs in various locations throughout Terrace and Thornhill reminding you to do your part in helping police stop impaired drivers.

Impaired driving is the #1 cause of criminal death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, you can play a role in keeping our roads safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.

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 MADD uses the phrase to remind everyone that drinking and driving don’t mix.

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