Secretary of Transportation Meets with MADD

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland, MADD NC Volunteer Kevin London, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, MADD National President Jan Withers, MADD Chair Bill Windsor and Dep. Secretary John Porcari

Last week, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx met with MADD National President Jan Withers and MADD North Carolina Volunteer Kevin London to discuss ways to eliminate drunk driving deaths on our roads.

MADD shared with Secretary Foxx the promise and success of the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®, including support for high visibility law enforcement like Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which Secretary Foxx helped launch last week. The Campaign also calls for all states to pass ignition interlock laws for all convicted drunk drivers, as well as the development of new technologies like the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, which one day will make drunk driving a thing of the past.

Kevin London, a North Carolina native like Secretary Foxx, became a MADD volunteer after his two daughters – Meredith and Taylor – were killed in a drunk driving crash. “My world changed forever that day. No parent should have to endure my heartache and pain,” London said. “Having the opportunity to share my story with Secretary Foxx is very timely and personal.”

MADD looks forward to working with Secretary Foxx to eliminate drunk driving.  Teaming with Foxx will be instrumental in MADD’s work with victims of drunk driving crashes and advocacy efforts to strengthen drunk driving laws to require ignition interlocks for all offenders, and realize the full potential of the DADSS research program.

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Watch Kevin London share his story on WFMY News: