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(Honolulu, HI, November 19, 2009) — Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today that Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the City & County of Honolulu will partner on a safety awareness campaign called, “Tie One On For Safety.”  City vehicles will display a red ribbon until the end of the year as a commitment to remind people about the dangers of drinking and driving.  The partnership previews at a free event tomorrow, November 20th,  at Tamarind Park in downtown Honolulu from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The program will feature educational booths, local music and additional red ribbons available to the public.


"This is going to be one of the most visible projects that the City and MADD will work on together in terms of its reach across Oahu," said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  Official City vehicles will display the red ribbons as a symbol of our support in keeping roadways and families safe, especially during the holiday season.”


Mayor Hannemann said the Honolulu Fire Department, the Honolulu Police Department and other City departments that use City vehicles will take part in the public safety campaign.


“During this festive season, many of us will be traveling to dinners and parties, enjoying the company of friends and family,” said Jennifer Dotson, executive director of MADD.  “It’s our hope that everyone will see the red ribbons and actively do their part to be safe and prevent the senseless loss of life.  We sincerely appreciate the support of Mayor Hannemann and the City & County of Honolulu.”


For more information about the Tie One On For Safety campaign and for additional free red ribbons, call 808-532-6232 or visit<> or follow on Twitter @maddhawaii.