On Super Bowl Sunday, and throughout the year, MADD encourages football fans “to play the most important position in the NFL: the designated driver.” In fact, MADD’s game-day program with the NFL helped teams increase their designated driver sign-ups by more than 18,000 in 2014.
Nearly 300,000 people drive drunk every single day. That’s enough to fill the University of Phoenix Stadium more than four times over. With the big game approaching, it’s a stark reminder Super Bowl Sunday consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous times of year for drunk driving deaths.
We are excited to share with you MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving: 2015 Report to the Nation.The report provides an overview of legislative accomplishments, highlights state-by-state drunk driving reform, and provides a glimpse of what’s on the horizon as MADD enters its 35th year.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its 2015 Most Wanted List, which represents the NTSB's advocacy priorities. It is designed to increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation incidents and save lives.
Perhaps you’ve seen media coverage of a particular story that makes you want to get involved. Or maybe you are concerned about a neighbor, family member, friend or co-worker who you believe drinks and drives, but are not sure what to do about it.
Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the 2013 state-by-state fatality data. Despite significant progress, 31 percent of all fatalities in 2013 involved a drunk driver, meaning that nearly one out of three fatalities resulted from this 100 percent preventable crime.
Ten years ago I became the mother of a child who was killed by a drunk driver. Ten years later, I am still that mother of a child killed by a drunk driver. I have learned to turn my grief into action, which is why I am so honored and humbled to take action as the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
New for 2015, MADD is expanding its mission to take on the deadly effects of drugged driving. While we know that we still have our work cut out for us when it comes to eliminating drunk driving, we knew it was time to take that experience and apply it to the issues surrounding drugged driving. MADD has provided victim services to those impacted by drugged driving for many years. Now we can provide those families with hope – much like we have to victims of drunk driving for the past 35 years.
On July 10, 2004, 18-year-old Dustin Church was hanging out with friends when they decided to go on a late-night pizza run. But on the way home, in the short two-mile stretch between the restaurant and the driver’s house, the speeding car ran off the road, hit an embankment and landed upside-down in a Connecticut river.
Every day in the United States, 28 people are killed in drunk driving crashes and hundreds more are injured. And the risk of sharing the road with a drunk driver is even higher on holidays, like New Year’s. In fact, New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.
In the midst of the holidays, celebration can be daunting and unwelcome. The year my grandmother was killed, Thanksgiving and Christmas were quiet and stiff. We went through the motions—the presents, the Yule Log, the Christmas lunch. But we weren't kidding anyone, especially ourselves.