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Report to the Nation
By MADD | November 16, 2011| 8 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

In November 2006, MADD launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.  Today, on the fifth anniversary, we’re releasing a Report to the Nation, which rates each state on its progress toward eliminating drunk driving.

Since the launch in 2006, substantial progress has been made, but there is still much work to be done. The Report rates the nation three-stars on a five-star scale (based on the average of the state ratings).  In addition, updated figures show that drunk driving costs the United States more than $132 billion annually.

View the full Report to the Nation to learn more, or see where your state ranks on our interactive map.

During this time of year, when drunk driving crashes are most prevalent, we are reminded that the goal of the Campaign is to have no more drunk driving victims. MADD calls on the nation to rededicate itself to saving lives, preventing injuries and eliminating this primary threat on our nation’s roadways.

MADD’s Report to the Nation is sponsored by Nationwide Insurance and State Farm Insurance. For more information about the Report, you can view the press release.  For more information about MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, visit www.madd.org/campaign.


   

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Submitted by TK at 09:08 PM on January 30, 2012
right know im doing a progect on teen drinking all of you guys have helped me out so much and i would like to thank all of you tomarow im know ready to give a speach in front of my whole jr high thank again know im geting into local programes to help agenst teen drinking.
Submitted by Ms.White at 11:22 PM on January 17, 2012
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Submitted by BOBBYQ at 10:37 PM on November 29, 2011
Our son was killed by a drunk driver about five miles from the Louisiann border in Texas and I am just learning about MADD. Both drivers were killed and a small boy (the DUI's son) was paralyzed. See how it goes conversing with MADD.
Submitted by Mom at 09:52 AM on November 29, 2011
Over the top drunk driving penalties are ruining people's lives and livelihoods. Drunk driving should be stopped, but what we are doing is not the way to help people with a drinking problem. Take away a license for not more than 3 months. Allow them to drive to work - their families should not be punished. Make them have an interlock device until they go one year with no positive blows. Require them to go to treatment. These are punishments that fit the crime. We do not need to drive more families to the fringe of society by making normal life impossible for them.
Submitted by italianlady at 05:45 PM on November 28, 2011
i work whit a big company.My store director got over 6 weeks in jail for 3 DUI and his job will be there next week whan he comeback .This is very disgusting
Submitted by Alan at 01:30 PM on November 28, 2011
MADD is just another self interest group. While the goal was noble 20 years ago, now you guys seem to inflate numbers and ignore the facts so you can continue to get money. Partly because of you a reasonable adult can't go out to dinner and have a few drinks and drive home without having the risk of losing their job and possibly being a felon. There are people out there that drive seriously drunk +.2BAC and should not be in the road, but those are not the people you are making criminals, most DUI arrests are BAC of .08 to .15, and are no more dangerous then people talking on the phone,texting, old people , and generally not paying attention. Shame on you
Submitted by mike at 03:19 PM on November 20, 2011
MADD is just another self interest group. While the goal was noble 20 years ago, now you guys seem to inflate numbers and ignore the facts so you can continue to get money. Partly because of you a reasonable adult can't go out to dinner and have a few drinks and drive home without having the risk of losing their job and possibly being a felon. There are people out there that drive seriously drunk +.2BAC and should not be in the road, but those are not the people you are making criminals, most DUI arrests are BAC of .08 to .15, and are no more dangerous then people talking on the phone,texting, old people , and generally not paying attention. Shame on you
Submitted by Debw0477 at 01:18 PM on November 16, 2011
I just read the results for Louisiana and read where we have the law that all offenders must have the breathilizer in their cars, however since I go to the Victim Panel monthly I can tell you none of the offenders I see have been ordered to have these. What good are laws if they are not carried out, MADD needs to be more involved in the courts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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