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MADD South Carolina Announces Specialty License Plate through SC DMV
MADD South Carolina announced the availability of a specialty license plate through the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles with press conferences Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in DMV offices in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. At each event, MADD staff and volunteers talked about how the plates support MADD’s mission to eliminate drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking. South Carolinians can get a MADD license plate online or at their local DMV offices. The price is of the plate is $20 for two years, in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. About $10 from each plate sold goes to support MADD SC’s work.
“Each day, MADD serves victims of DUI crashes, educates parents about how to talk with their teens about alcohol, advocates for stiffer DUI laws and penalties, and provides general awareness information to the public—all at no charge,” said MADD SC Advisory Board Chair Terecia Wilson. “The income generated from these special license plates helps support all those services.”
“South Carolina has the third highest rate in the nation for traffic deaths which are DUI related,” said SCDMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “MADD, along with state law enforcement and safety partners, are working hard to change that, and we’re proud to help them introduce this new license plate.”
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Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.