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Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving: 2014 Report to the Nation
By MADD | January 9, 2014| 10 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

In November 2006, in response to the more than 13,000 people who were being killed each year in drunk driving crashes, MADD launched the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.  The Campaign is a blueprint for the nation to eliminate drunk driving.

MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving focuses on saving lives through:

  • Support for high-visibility law enforcement activities
  • Legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers
  • Development of automotive technologies for passive alcohol detection

Data and research show that if we are successful implementing these three tenets of the Campaign, we can actually eliminate drunk driving in America.

Today, we’re releasing Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving: 2014 Report to the Nation, which provides an overview of legislative accomplishments, highlights state-by-state drunk driving reform, and provides a glimpse of what is on the horizon. 

Unique to this report is the five-star rating of each state. States receive a star to indicate the adoption of one of five proven DUI countermeasures:

  • Requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers
  • Conducting sobriety checkpoints
  • Creating enhanced penalties for those who drive drunk with children in the vehicle
  • Participating in “no-refusal” activities for those suspected of drunk driving
  • Utilizing Administrative License Revocation for drunk driving offenders

Over the past seven years, public support for Campaign initiatives has been overwhelming.  Thanks to you, we’ve made tremendous progress in the fight against drunk driving. But our work is not done yet.  We plan to stay focused and reach our goal to rid our nation of this violent crime.  You can help by emailing your lawmakers in support of legislative activities that MADD is spearheading in your state or by sharing our new report with your friends via email or social media.



Submitted by you're a joke at 12:44 AM on April 12, 2014
There have been people in your organization convicted of dui and I think since they helped pass these outrageous laws they should pay three times what we pay you people are a joke
Submitted by ImTiredOfRULES at 03:06 PM on March 3, 2014
Look, now the huge new fad is legalizing pot. We need a RALPH NADER - EVAN? We need interlock in EVERY CAR? Don't we have enough GOVT control on our lives? My God, I sympathize with families who lose loved ones but there is NEVER going to be a way to stop all deaths. Liberty. Liberty. That's what America is about. Not seat belts and these stupid interlock things just so the insurance companies can bills us EVEN MORE! PLEASE!! ENOUGH RULES, LAWS, RESTRAINTS!!
Submitted by WADE at 07:33 AM on February 26, 2014
I don't see MADD speaking out on the Fed./State goverments legalizing certain drugs that will even be worst than drunk driving. My brother inlaw was killed by a drunk driver but these things will never stop when our great government when they can make money on taxes etc. Now they are playing on race to make it legal because to many latinos & blacks are being locked up just for smoking pot. People need to face justice when they know they are breaking the law because it dosent matter what your race is because that is why there are so many problems now because laws are not enforced. I live in Maryland and the crime and laws this state government only wants to enforce are unjust. I hope you start speaking out on the liberal news stations and maybe somebody will wake up before its to late. I work for the government at APG MD. and if you even get drug tested and found positive for drugs or alcohol they send you to rehab classes for about 40 hrs than you are done and they don't even do follow up checks monthly to see if your clean. It was just put in place to never fire government workers . Most them even have criminal records but thanks to the EEOC they still get hired. Where is the Security????
Submitted by Virglynn at 03:02 PM on January 26, 2014
I can't believe the slap on the hand Dallas Cowboys Brent got for murdering his teammate and best friend. He should be put away. Had no license, prior DWI and no regard for anyone's life that night. What is wrong with our justice system!!!!! Rich people walking!
Submitted by Dan at 05:56 AM on January 21, 2014
This ridiculous crap has got to stop it way over board. What's next to much coffee It's time for DAMM. Drunks Against MADD Mothers
Submitted by Lee at 08:04 PM on January 20, 2014
I have 26 years experience in the bar/tavern business. I grew up in my parents bar from 1967 to 1984,then I owned my own bar from Dec. 2004 to Oct. 2013. Drunks do not learn.But,law enforcement likes the revenue,I say give first time offenders interlocks, it will also bring the liability down for bar owners so there is less of a chance of an intoxicated patron leaving and killing themselves or someone else thus bars having fewer lawsuits. I have expressed my theory with the Pa tavern Association but I think it fell on deaf ears.Etc etc. etc. Thanks for reading this. Lee
Submitted by Sherry at 02:15 AM on January 14, 2014
Why would Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) touch on texting and driving unless the person was Texting and Drunk while driving?
Submitted by Evan at 02:31 PM on January 10, 2014
I realize it may not be realistic now, the auto industry would fight back about the costs, but we need a Ralph Nader to advocate Interlock mandatory for all cars. I had to install one in my car so my significant other can re-apply for a license after her dui offense. Sure, its annoying, but I've grown to like it and it has adjusted my life for the better (I've never had a dui). There is even a minimum acceptance level for that one glass of wine at dinner. Further, if Interlock is mandated for all cars, there would be less stigma associated with those who now need it.
Submitted by EngineerJim at 07:08 PM on January 9, 2014
Why is it that MADD never touches on the subject of texting and driving?
Submitted by Dr. Mizener at 05:55 PM on January 9, 2014
I am and always have been on the side of the MADD effort I chaired the professional vision advisory committee to the Illinois DMV from 1982 to 1090 under Past Governor James Edgar then Secretary of State of Illinois. this was the same time Illinois passed the DUI Law , thanks to you Mothers, MADD" and the and the enthusiasm of Edgar. adapting our vision recommendations. Illinois has even surpassed cutting fatalities in half, in spite of two millions more drivers on Illinois Roads. let us help you Nationwide to reduce accidents and fatalities completely if possible Dr. Mizener, Nation Vision Consultants

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