Listen Live

Nixa Police and Red Ribbons

Nixa Police are tying red ribbons to their patrol cars this month as a reminder to not drive drunk.

The complete Facebook Post is below:

When in Nixa this month, you may notice Nixa Police have red ribbons tied onto our patrol vehicles. However, the red ribbons are not a symbol of holiday cheer, but rather, they are intended as a reminder not to drink and drive. It’s a symbol of our participation in Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s (MADD) “Tie One On for Safety” designated driver campaign.

Now in its 35th year, Tie One On for Safety originates from the phrase “tie one on,” which is slang for drinking alcohol. MADD uses the phrase to remind everyone that drinking and driving don’t mix and to always designate a non-drinking driver. MADD provides the red ribbons to participating law enforcement agencies.

This message is especially important as we approach holiday travel, parties and family gatherings which put more people on the roads. Please help us create a nation of No More Victims by always taking personal responsibility for getting yourself and your loved ones home safely.

The NHTSA reports that drunk driving causes more than 10,000 deaths every year, about 1/3rd of all traffic-related deaths.

If you drink and drive in Nixa, we are determined to stop you and get you off the road before you cause a deadly accident. So far in 2021, Nixa Police have had a record year for DWI enforcement, with 167 DWI charges filed in the first 11 months of the year. This amounts to the most drunk drivers we have ever caught in a single year.

- Driving tipsy is driving drunk.
- Put safety before the party. Plan ahead and always designate a non-drinking driver.
- Choose to be the non-drinking designated driver.
- Host parties that include non-alcoholic beverages and provide alternate transportation or accommodations for guests who choose to drink.

Together, we can put an end to this 100% preventable crime and make this holiday season safer for our loved ones on the roadways.

More from Local News

  • Mike Huckabee to moderate C of O annual Spring Forum on April 4, discussion on Israel by Dr. Jim Denison

    POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host the annual Spring Forum, with a discussion on Israel by Dr. Jim Denison and moderated by Mike Huckabee, on April 4. The following day, on April 5, the College will open a rare exhibit of biblical artifacts, INSPIRED Exhibit, that will showcase the history of the Bible and enhance the Forum’s emphasis on Israel.

  • Silver Dollar City to Celebrate Grand Opening of Record-Breaking Indoor Family Coaster on March 30

    (Branson, Mo., 3/1/2024) Sound the alarm! The wait is over. Silver Dollar City announces the Grand Opening Celebration for the all-new Fire In The Hole on Saturday, March 30 at 9:45 a.m. The record-breaking, indoor family coaster—the largest in the Heartland—will make a ceremonial trip down the tracks following a ribbon cutting and welcome from Mayor Brad Thomas. The fire-themed festivities also include live performances by The City’s resident firefighting band and a commemorative sticker for all “First Recruit” riders.

  • Trout Season Opens at Missouri State Parks

    One of the biggest days for tourism in Missouri is underway with the opening of the Catch and Keep Trout Season at the Trout Parks.

  • Caucuses and Elections

    Voters in both Arkansas and Missouri have opportunities to cast a ballot and have their say on who their party’s nominees will be for President and other offices. 

Listen Live to Our Family of Stations


Ways To Listen

Upcoming Show Schedules