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At MADD, we know that our hopes for a safer future are riding on tomorrow’s drivers. By getting today’s youth off to a good start, we are taking a giant step toward fulfilling our vision of a nation without drunk driving. That’s why we’re focused on tackling underage drinking, a problem that threatens the safety of our kids and endangers entire communities, now and down the road.
Power of Parents
Research shows that parental influence can reduce kids’ risk of underage drinking by up to 30 percent.
Power of You(th)
MADD encourages teens to take a stand against drinking before age 21 or riding in a car with someone who has been drinking.
Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains and keeps young people safer overall.
How You Can Help
Check out MADD’s resources, like the Power or of Parents Handbook or the Power of You(th) Booklet, to learn ways to prevent underage drinking.
Underage Drinking News
October 19-25 is Teen Driver Safety Week, and it’s a great time for parents to talk to their teen drivers about the risks they face.