‘May I Have Your Attention, Please’

Kristy Katzmann ’00 | October 9, 2020

“Who wants to listen to a policeman telling everyone to behave themselves?” Tim McCarthy asked himself. He knew the answer.

The year was 1960 and McCarthy had just been promoted from trooper in the Indiana State Police to safety education sergeant. One of his new responsibilities was to make an announcement at Notre Dame home football games reminding people to drive safely on the way home, but after two games he knew people weren’t paying attention.

He decided to change that by adding something to the message.

At the first home game in 1961, the message was about drinking and driving, and McCarthy ended by saying, “The automobile replaced the horse, but the driver should stay on the wagon.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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