MADD partners with Waymo on drunk driving awareness campaign ahead of holiday season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that also means it’s time to party, get together and drink.

It can be one of the most dangerous times of the year, in terms of drunk driving, and Waymo is teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to prevent it.

“In 2019, from 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to New Years Eve, 926 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes. 29% of all road fatalities, ”MADD National President Alex Otte said.

On November 18, the two groups hosted an event to kick off the annual “Tie One On For Safety” designated driver campaign in hopes of raising awareness and ensuring that those who drink call a Waymo or whatever. designated driver. to save lives.

“Our mission is to help people understand the potential of this technology to increase independence, increase access to mobility and save lives,” said Keith Turner. “Use carpools, use Eaymos. They can save your life and the life of others.”

Turner knows the importance of this message all too well. In 2019, he was struck by a drunk driver while driving on I-17, coming home from work at 3:00 a.m.

“I was hit on the right side of the wall north of I-17. I passed out and bounced off the wall. I turned back onto the freeway facing west. I was touched again and I passed out again, ”Turner said.

Fortunately, Turner survived, but suffered several injuries. Today, Turner is still grappling with the aftermath of his concussions, including short-term memory loss, but he’s teamed up with MADD in hopes of getting their message out.

“Drink responsibly if you are going to drink,” Turner said.

As part of the campaign, Waymo is offering a 50% discount on the Thanksgiving New Years app.

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