MADD BLOG


What is BAC?

What is BAC?

It’s becoming more common to find breath testing devices used to measure blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in bars and in private homes thanks to modern technology. But what is BAC and should you rely on these types of devices to determine whether you are sober enough to drive home?

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A Busy Start to Our 35th Anniversary Year

A Busy Start to Our 35th Anniversary Year

It’s been a busy start to our 35th Anniversary year. State Legislatures are in session around the country and many are considering stronger laws concerning drunk and drugged driving. During the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with lawmakers in Colorado, Kentucky and Pennsylvania – with more states to come. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® with those who can help make it happen.

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Power of You(th) Toolkits Now Available

Power of You(th) Toolkits Now Available

In anticipation of spring break and the upcoming prom and graduation season, we worked with our National Teen Influencer Group to come up with a toolkit for students, educators and community partners that offers tools to help prevent underage drinking, and the many lives lost as a result. This toolkit, sponsored by State Farm, was created and approved by teens, for teens.

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New Walk Like MADD Promises Drunk Driving Ends Here

New Walk Like MADD Promises Drunk Driving Ends Here

Just in time for MADD’s 35th anniversary, we are revamping our signature event, Walk Like MADD. Walk Like MADD is the only large-scale, community-based activity that provides those personally impacted by drunk driving, and their network of supporters and friends, the opportunity to take steps to stop drunk driving in their community and nationwide.

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Super Week

Super Week

MADD had boots on the ground in Phoenix, Ariz. last week at Super Bowl XLIX’s media center. For the fifth straight year, MADD talked to media center attendees about the dangers of drunk driving, the importance of underage drinking prevention, and MADD’s partnership with the NFL. As one of just three non-profits onsite and amongst a backdrop of over a 1,000 media outlets, athletes, and celebrities, MADD’s coveted presence speaks to the NFL’s commitment to providing a safe environment for fans and supporting MADD’s mission.

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Why We’re Here: Shawn Brown and JaKori Turner

Why We’re Here: Shawn Brown and JaKori Turner

On February 20, 1994, Shawn Brown spent the afternoon with her 10-week-old son JaKori and sister visiting family. They were just a few miles from their house when a drunk driver, driving 60 miles per hour on the wrong side of the street, struck their car head on.

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Let Disability.gov Help You after an Injury (Guest Blog)

Let Disability.gov Help You after an Injury (Guest Blog)

Beyond your initial recovery after a severe injury that causes a disability, you must now navigate a new world of transportation changes, work adjustments and more. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number and types of disability programs and services that are available nationwide. That’s why Disability.gov is a valuable resource, particularly for someone who is coping with a disability for the first time.

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Super Bowl Game Plan

Super Bowl Game Plan

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event – bringing together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous days on the road because of drunk driving.

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Making Our Roads Safer—For Everyone

Making Our Roads Safer—For Everyone

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.

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2015 Report to the Nation

2015 Report to the Nation

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.

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NTSB’s 2015 Most Wanted List

NTSB’s 2015 Most Wanted List

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.

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