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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD, sheriffs and emergency air medical campaign urge safety on Super Bowl weekend

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When a drunken driver nearly killed Robin Powell during Tampa’s Super Bowl XXXV weekend in 2001, an air ambulance saved her life. On Thursday, Powell, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Save Our Air Medical Resources (SOAR) Campaign, urge Tampa Bay citizens to avoid drinking and driving this Super Bowl weekend.  “If there weren’t an air ambulance available to me on that awful day in 2001, I wouldn’t be here today as proof…

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Uber, MADD, Hillsborough County want New Year’s Eve celebrants to #LeaveTheKeys for safety

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As 2016 draws to a close, more Tampa Bay area residents than ever will turn to Uber for safe, affordable rides to and from New Year’s Eve celebrations. Once again, Uber is partnering with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to provide area residents and visitors a few of the best tips to get around safely this holiday season. In addition, Uber and MADD are asking Hillsborough County residents to pledge to keep…

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Uber offers free rides as sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving event

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Tampa residents who pledge to not drink and drive can snag themselves a free ride courtesy of ride-hailing service Uber, as part of a local Mothers Against Drunk Driving awareness event. “Every day in the United States 30 people are killed in car crashes that involve a drunk driver. That’s one person every 51 minutes,” said Uber Trust and Safety Lead Amanda DeSantis. “At Uber we aim to change the way people think about drinking and driving. By providing a…

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