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.
Losing a sibling is one of the worst things that can ever happen, especially if the sibling dies before his or her time. Siblings travel together throughout life, and have a shared history. The sibling relationship is the longest we will ever have. Most of us, if we are lucky, will share 80%-100% of our lifespans with our siblings.
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.
We are excited to share with you a new project that honors victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes, as well as underage drinking victims: the “You Always Have A Place” Victim Tribute Recipe Book.
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.
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.
Today, MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church and MADD North Carolina Executive Director LaRonda Scott were joined by two dozen volunteers for a Lobby Day and Press Conference in Raleigh to urge the North Carolina General Assembly to pass a tougher drunk driving law.
The most generous gift you can give—on this holiday weekend or any day of the year—is the gift of safety. So as you prepare for your celebrations in the upcoming days, please download a Non-Drinking Designated Driver Coupon and present it to someone you love.
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.
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.