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MADD Props
By MADD | November 2, 2011| 6 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving , Underage Drinking


Did you know that teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people each year,
more than all illegal drugs combined? 
 


  
helmet.jpgThat’s why MADD and the NFL have partnered for football season to encourage teens to not drink before age 21 and to never ride in a car with someone who’s been drinking. Teens can take a stand by signing pledges through the MADD’s Power of You(th) Facebook page where they can also enter to win NFL prizes by swag.jpgdrafting friends to do the same. 

Help us spread the word about MADD Props to all the teens you want to keep safe from underage drinking and drunk driving.  Have them visit facebook.com/MADDsPowerofYouth to take the pledge and enter to win cool NFL gear (must between the ages of 13 and 20 to win prizes).

If you have a Facebook account, you can also visit facebook.com/maddspowerofyouth and click the “share” link on the bottom left to share the page on your wall, or take the pledge yourself and get the MADD Props badge on your wall.

Teens:  when you choose to steer clear of drinking and getting into a car with a drunk driver, MADD and the NFL want to give you MADD Props. Take the pledge now!

 



   

Comments

Submitted by church at 10:14 AM on June 24, 2013
Wow - texting on the cell is 6 times more dangerous than drinking and driving!! We have to stop this - same penalties for texting drivers!
Submitted by Maddy at 07:11 AM on December 7, 2011
drinking and driving is rong people who do that is putting them and other people in danger.
Submitted by Bugs at 09:13 AM on November 19, 2011
I am very thankful for the MADD Program. I live here in New Mexico where DWI and DUI are at a habitual high rate. Our Automoble Insurance rates are outrages. I pray all the time that my several family members 14 years and over if they drink that they call a family member to take them home when intoxicated.We ar a family of over 100 immediate family members and none of us would hisitate to offer a ride home. No matter the limit. Here in new Mexico our law system has habitual offenders continuing to drive under the influence even though hundreds of lives have been permanently affected. My husband and I gave up drinking 17 years ago and if I could snap my fingers in a second and make all alcohol disappear I would be so happy and at peace. There is no excuse for Drinking and Driving.It make more sense to call even a taxi and pay $20 for a safe ride. I mean how much is being spent on alcohol in one outing? People are so quick to comment on how much people are getting charged in fines for DUI's and DWI's, but lives are priceless when affected. Maybe with today's advanced technology, car manufactures could create automobiles that would have Alcohol Scent Detectors when entering the automobile, it would not allow the vehicle to start up. I HATE ALCOHOL!!!!!
Submitted by PISSED at 12:53 AM on November 16, 2011
HOW MANY TEENS ARE KILLED EACH YEAR BY CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING MAYBE WE SHOULD PUT SOME OF YOUR TOUGH PENALTIES ON THAT TOO
Submitted by Gracie at 02:58 PM on November 10, 2011
Re: Officer Death Notifications In 1968, 2 State Patrol came to our door to tell us that our oldest brother was killed in a five-car crash caused by a man who had been drinking. Everyone in the house was asleep except for my second oldest brother. He went to wake up my Dad which must have been one the hardest things he could do because my Mom had only been dead for 9 months and my father was trying to cope with raising 11 children. My brother said that when my father heard the news he fell down on his knees and started wailing, and the officer's gently helped him to his feet and took him to sit down. In an effort to calm him they told him "that we think your son died instantly, so we don't think he suffered". Those words were passed down by my brother to every member of our family and used to comfort us during those horrible days and nights after the crash. We said those words back and forth to each other whenever one of us became overcome with grief. I wish I knew who those officers were because I want them to know how much we appreciated that statement. It must be very difficult for officer's to knock on the door of an unsuspecting family and know that the news they are going to tell them will change their lives forever. I just want police officers to know that their words DO matter to more people than they think. Thank you officers!
Submitted by MAD at 05:48 PM on November 7, 2011
I think u have a good program but for the first offender u do don't take in the account that if they do most of what u want them to do and they don't have a job or money or any where to live, u are setting them up to become a real drunk. Maybe u should consider they may take there own life because they can not pay all the money u want them too. Think about that. And yes, I feel sorry for the people who have lost a love one for I have to.

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