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Other Ways to Support MADD this Holiday Season
By MADD | December 17, 2014

We are very fortunate to have such wonderful supporters who choose to give so generously, especially during the holidays when drunk driving is even more prevalent. While monetary donations are incredibly important and very much appreciated, there are other ways you can get involved and help MADD this holiday season.

   

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MADD Challenges Nation to Double Down on Drunk Driving as Fatality Numbers Continue to Top 10,000 (12/16/2014)
WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 16, 2014) – Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) learned that drunk driving fatalities once again topped 10,000 in 2013. Announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is disheartened to learn of Michael Phelps’ second arrest for DUI.
 
It was our hope that Mr. Phelps, after his previous conviction in 2004, would have learned the significance of his poor, unsafe decision to drink and drive. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving calls for all drivers convicted of DUI to get an alcohol ignition interlock. Although Maryland needs to strengthen its DUI laws, current law says that all repeat and high BAC drivers must get an approved interlock device. MADD hopes that should Mr. Phelps be convicted, this law would be enforced. A first instance of drunk driving is unacceptable, let alone repeat occurrences.
 
While we are glad no one was injured, it goes without saying that drinking and driving is a choice and a 100 percent preventable crime. Mr. Phelps should have planned ahead and chosen a non-drinking designated driver to get home last night.
 
MADD has freely served more than 300,000 victims and survivors impacted by drunk driving. We’re here to support them as well as educate the public about making smart and safe decisions if their plans include alcohol and keep our roads safe.

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