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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. Learn more at www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.
Together, these programs ensure that MADD achieves its lifesaving mission.
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MADD Virginia PowerTalk 21 News Release
Taking Away the Keys Doesn't Take Away the Risks
By MADD / April 17, 2013
Most people know about the dangers of underage drinking and driving, but what you may not know is that the dangers of underage drinking are even greater off the roadways. This means that parents, who talk with their kids about drunk driving, but not about waiting until 21 to drink at all, are missing an important step in keeping their kids safe. Learn more...
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2011 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts*
245 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes, a 10.58 percent decrease from 2010*
20 teenagers, age 15-19, were killed in alcohol-related crashes, 2.62 percent of the total (764) traffic fatalities
5,465 persons were injured in alcohol-related crashes, a 1.87 percent decrease from 2010
522 teenagers, age 15-19, were injured in alcohol-related crashes, 0.82 percent of the total (63,382) traffic injuries
23,458 people were tested with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater, a(n) .09 percent decrease from 2010
The average BAC of tested drinking drivers was 0.1393
Of those convicted of DUI, 76.58 percent were male and 22.66 percent were female
28,162 persons were convicted of DUI, a 3.1 percent decrease from 2010
* Resource: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV)
In the USA in 2011*
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a new analysis indicating that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year. The updated 2011 data announced today show the historic downward trend in recent years continued through last year and represent a 26 percent decline in traffic fatalities overall since 2005. Learn More