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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2013
By MADD | December 2, 2013| 5 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

December has been designated National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  In issuing his proclamation, President Obama urges every American to “drive sober, buckle-up, and avoid distractions while driving. If we take these actions and encourage those around us to do the same, we will save thousands of lives and keep thousands of families whole.” Click here to read the proclamation.

The month of December is one of the busiest on the nation’s roadways and also a particularly deadly time due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads. During December 2012, 830 people were killed on our roadways in drunk driving crashes.

With the recent news that drunk driving deaths have increased for the first time in six years, we need every concerned citizen to help prevent this 100-percent preventable tragedy; we need to end this violent crime.

No one thinks that their holiday celebration will end in tragedy. But for those who include alcohol in their celebrations and then get behind the wheel, this is too often the case. If your plans involve alcohol this holiday season, make sure to plan ahead for a safe way home with a non-drinking designated driver and help others do the same.  And always remember to buckle up, drive with caution and don’t hesitate to call 911 to report a suspected drunk driver. Just because you made the right decision to drive, others on the road may not have.


   

Comments

Submitted by simbeek at 07:51 PM on December 21, 2013
my husband was a victim of a drugged driver nearly 20 years ago but no blood tests were allowed at that time to prove the drugged driver was drugged. I have much to tell but won't at this time. Basically, I live in another state now (Nevada currently) and am curious what the laws are regarding drugged driver testing. The man that killed my husband served less than 2 years in prison after two trials, the first was a hung jury. Thanks,
Submitted by JSwiatocha at 11:44 AM on December 11, 2013
I speak for members of my family when I say that change needs to happen and raising more awareness to those during the Month of December is where it needs to start since its the holiday season. We were hit and nearly killed by a 20 year old drunk driver on December 6, 2002 at 9pm driving home from a Church Performance at Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas and so as a victim and survivor, I especially want to make this clear to everyone out there.
Submitted by webmaster at 11:25 AM on December 7, 2013
I wanted to link to this for my December post about impaired driving but you don't have any resources here, like blood alcohol measurements or drugged driving prevention or sober rides home. Instead you have an irrelevant fight in your comments section.
Submitted by Response2Scruffy at 10:40 PM on December 4, 2013
I couldn't find any petition for mckezie lowe at change.org and, regardless, this is Mothers Against Drunk Driving with a mission to stop the violent crime of drunk driving and serve victims. To me, it feels like you're trolling web sites. P.S. How do we contact you to help us?
Submitted by scruffy at 10:17 PM on December 2, 2013
i am reaching out to mothers to help save a little girl that needs treatment for cancer an needs a hundred thousand signatures on a petition at change.org mckezie lowe she is a tewelve year old and time is running out she needs the petiton done asap i know it is a fight just as drunk driving is and if your organization can help get this done i will do anything i can to help your organizaton in return. please dont let cancer win on this one she is a special little girl that needs a chance. thank you

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