Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that requires any convicted drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or greater who obtains driving privileges during a license suspension to use an interlock for at least 90 days on a first-conviction and at least one year for repeat offenses.
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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.
Together, these programs ensure that MADD achieves its lifesaving mission.
WALK LIKE MADD - Richmond on April 12th was a big success. We had the most participants ever! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us!!
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WALK LIKE MADD - Sterling on May 17, 2014
WALK LIKE MADD – Virginia Beach on June 7, 2014
2012 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts *
229 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes, a 6.53 percent decrease from 2011*
14 teenagers, age 15-19, were killed in alcohol-related crashes, 1.81 percent of the total (775) traffic fatalities
5,861 persons were injured in alcohol-related crashes, a 7.25 percent increase from 2011
464 teenagers, age 15-19, were injured in alcohol-related crashes, 0.69 percent of the total (67,004) traffic injuries
22,531people were tested with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater, a(n)3.95 percent decrease from 2011
The average BAC of tested drinking drivers was 0.1397
28,719 persons were convicted of DUI, a 1.98 percent increase from 2011
Of those convicted of DUI, 76.58 percent were male and 22.66 percent were female
* Resource: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
In the USA in 2012*
MADD learned today that drunk driving fatalities increased by 4.6 percent to 10,322, according to the 2012 traffic fatality data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities increased by 3 percent to 33,561. In response, MADD issued this press release. State by state fatality data was also released and can found here.