“I want to get the message across that it is not OK, under any circumstances, to have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car—ever,” says busy actress and Regis’ daytime co-host Kelly Ripa – Post People

“I want to get the message across that it is not OK, under any circumstances, to have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car—ever,” says busy actress and Regis’ daytime co-host Kelly Ripa – Post People – Brief Article

“I want to get the message across that it is not OK, under any circumstances, to have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car–ever,” says busy actress and Regis’ daytime co-host Kelly Ripa. Considered one of the hardest-working women in show business, Ripa is no stranger to the tragedy that can occur when people drive while under the influence. In 1999, the Ripa family was shattered when a teenaged impaired driver hit Kelly’s sister, Linda Ripa, who was eight months’ pregnant at the time. The horrible crash left Linda severely injured and her unborn baby’s life in jeopardy. Fortunately, both survived.

This year, Kelly stepped up to become the national chairwoman for the 15th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) “Tie One On for Safety” awareness campaign. This popular program asks motorists to tie a red MADD ribbon on their vehicles as a pledge to drive safe and sober not only through the holiday season but throughout the year.

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