Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Big Blue Bug joins forces with KDMF to remind motorists to drive responsibly

The Big Blue Bug joins forces with KDMF to remind motorists to drive responsibly, Nibbles Woodaway is fifty eight feet long, nine feet tall and weighs in at four thousand pounds.

The Rhode Island landmark sits perched above Route 95 and is famous through out the New England area.

This month the Big Blue Bug has teamed up with the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation to help raise awareness about drinking and distracted driving.

Driving under the influence and distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control statistics nearly 11,000 people died due to alcohol impaired driving crashes in 2010 alone and over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.

Those alarming numbers have spurred Rhode Island businesses and organizations to join forces with the KDMF.

This month KDMF announces its Magnet Campaign, with Big Blue Bug Solutions, by placing sixty twelve by eighteen inch magnets on their vehicles statewide.

The KDMF is also proud to announce, AAA of Southern New England, the Rhode Island State Police, Munroe Dairy, Del’s Lemonade, Almeida Plumbing, and YardWorks are all participants in this latest campaign to help keep the roadways safe.

”We are so pleased and honored that such respected and conscientious organizations are joining forces with the KDMF to help encourage motorists to drive responsibly, and hopefully, save lives,” said John DeCubellis, the Executive Director of the KDMF.

John and Meg DeCubellis know first-hand of the devastating toll impaired driving can have on a family.

October 29th, 1999 a drunken driver killed thirteen year old Katie DeCubellis.

Since then, the Foundation has strived to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence and distracted driving.

Each month one or more establishments will place the KDMF magnets on its vehicles helping KDMF to encourage the public to take notice.

The goal is to raise awareness and thank the organizations who are all so willing to donate some space on their vehicles.

“Big Blue Bug Solutions is proud to be a partner in the important work of the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation,” said Stephan E.

Goldman president of the 77-year old company. “Distracted or impaired drivers are dangerous and often deadly.

We are committed to helping this fine organization save lives.”

To date, The KDMF has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships, prizes and donations.

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