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.
UNDERAGE DRINKING NEWS
Recently, several high-profile news articles have brought new attention to underage drinking. Underage drinking is an adult problem. Parents are the biggest influence on their children, and this program will help keep your child safe, and we have proven tools like the Power of Parents that can help.
Each year hundreds of passengers are killed in car crashes with drivers who had been drinking.1 The numbers could become higher. Our work shows nearly 1 in 4 college students ride with drinking drivers.2