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Teen Spirit is Alive in Rhode Island

Teen Spirit is Alive in Rhode Island

As MADD celebrates our 35 anniversary, MADD Rhode Island’s Youth Leadership Training, also known as Teen Spirit, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. And last week, I had the honor of speaking at the closing session of their four-day event for more than 200 high school students who were selected as leaders in their communities from all across the Ocean State.

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2015 Campaign Success

2015 Campaign Success

You did it! Your emails, phone calls and personal visits to lawmakers have made the difference in getting new legislation passed to protect our loved ones from drunk driving.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Arlene Victor

Volunteer Spotlight: Arlene Victor

Giving your time to an organization is always praiseworthy. But when you dedicate 30 years to a cause … well that is just extraordinary. This year, the MADD Iowa Chapter celebrates its 30 year anniversary, and the woman who started it all, celebrates 30 years of saving lives and serving people.

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Dustin's Mac and Cheese

Dustin's Mac and Cheese

Today, the anniversary of the drunk and drugged driving crash that killed my son Dustin, my husband and I will celebrate his life and laughter by eating his favorite meals and doing the things he enjoyed.

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The Truth Behind the Plea Bargain

The Truth Behind the Plea Bargain

After a drunk driving crash, often families must face a painful and drawn-out legal process in order to hold the offender accountable for their crime. It involves numerous court appearances and hearings, and sometimes after months of these proceedings, a prosecutor will decide to offer the offender a plea bargain. This can be painful for some victims and survivors who feel like they need their day in court in order to obtain justice.

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A Family Vacation Ending in Tragedy

A Family Vacation Ending in Tragedy

On the afternoon of May 13, 2011 we were on our way to Sea World in San Antonio for a mini family vacation when our lives changed forever. A truck failed to stop at a country road intersection and smashed into our vehicle.

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Partnering with Uber for a Safe Fourth

Partnering with Uber for a Safe Fourth

MADD and Uber are celebrating our one-year anniversary of working together to keep families and the roads safe. This July 4th, MADD wants to thank all of the Uber driver-partners for being a go-to option when someone needs a non-drinking designated driver.

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Texas Becomes 25th State to Enact All-Offender Interlock Law

Texas Becomes 25th State to Enact All-Offender Interlock Law

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 2246 into law, requiring drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock if they choose to drive during their license suspension period following an arrest. The governor’s action makes Texas the 25th state in the nation to enact an all-offender ignition interlock law.

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Celebrating DADSS this Father’s Day

Celebrating DADSS this Father’s Day

Earlier this month as part of our National Conference, we joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the global unveiling of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) test vehicle. This Father’s Day, join us in celebrating both Dads and DADSS.

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