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Iconic RI business teams up with KDMF to help rid the roads of drunk drivers

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Big Blue Bug Solutions is an iconic family run business. Even those who pass through the state know of Nibbles Woodaway. Nibbles has been sitting on top of their building on I-95 since 1980 watching over as thousands of motorists pass on by.It’s truly fitting for the second year Big Blue Bug Solutions wants to help keep the roadways safe and today they partner with the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation.

According to the Rhode Island DMV, drunk drivers cause more than half of the accidents in the United States that result in death. More than 25,000 people die in alcohol-related car accidents each year. After just one drink, your chances of an accident multiply by seven. Those alarming statistics have spurred Rhode Island businesses and organizations to team up with the KDMF to help remind motorists to drive responsibly.

Now in its second year the KDMF’s Magnet Campaign, has been placing magnets on hundreds of delivery vehicles statewide with the friendly reminder to please drive responsibly. This month The KDMF is proud to announce Big Blue Bug will place forty magnets on their fleet of vehicles.

Almeida Plumbing, Del’s Lemonade, Munroe Dairy, Seascape, The Rhode Island State Police,Wesco Oil, YardWorks are all participants for the second year in this campaign to help keep the roadways safe.

“Last year’s auto magnet program was more successful that we ever imagined as we received a lot of positive feedback ! It was a simple, but extremely effective way to generate awareness to thousands and thousands of drivers on our roadways about the consequences of drunk and/or distracted driving” said John DeCubellis, the Executive Director of the KDMF. “As a result, this year, the KDMF is fortunate to again partner with several respected and conscientious organizations to help encourage motorists to drive responsibly and hopefully, continue to save lives! It is truly a team effort that we hope will continue to have a strong, positive effect throughout this State and beyond!”

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.

For the second year Big Blue Bug is taking part in this important campaign, “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 of-ten deadly.We are committed to helping this fine organization save lives.”

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 also thank the organizations who are all so willing to donate some space on their vehicles.

To date, The KDMF has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships, prizes and donations. For more information log onto www.kdmf.org.

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