2011 is the 25th anniversary of the Tie One On For Safety® campaign. It runs from Thanksgiving through December 31.
MADD’s (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) annual Tie One On For Safety campaign calls for motorists to display a red ribbon on their cars in support of law enforcement crackdown efforts and as a pledge to drive safe and sober.
I think everyone knows of the danger to ourselves and others from alcohol related injury or death. Nationally, one person is killed approximately every 50 minutes by a driver with a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of .08 or higher.
Alcohol can lead to
- weight gain from calories in alcohol and in the snacks we often eat while drinking
- impact on blood sugar levels; diabetes and hypoglycemia
- multiple vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12, C, K as well as folic acid and niacin.
- damage to our organs
Diet supplements can help maintain your health, but cannot prevent all damage.
When I was younger, none of that entered my head. I wonder how much healthier I could be now?
Are you a designated driver? If not, will you be riding with one?
We don’t want to make the moms angry, do we?