Walk Like MADD
Why Does MADD Do a Walk?
Because far too much work needs to be done to eliminate drunk driving, prevent underage drinking and serve victims.
Did you know?
- Last year, 10,839 people died in drunk-driving crashes - one every 50 minutes.
- Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.
- One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
- MADD serves a victim or survivor of drunk driving every 9 minutes.
- Teen alcohol use kills about 6000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
- Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and one out of three of those is alcohol related.
Every step taken will help raise funds and awareness for MADD's programs and services that will serve to keep our children and communities safe.
How the Walk Helps
Our organization began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives…and counting.
But even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses.
MADD supports your community with monies raised through Walk Like MADD.
- They offer support programs to help victims cope with their tragedy and loss of a loved one at no charge.
- MADD provides legal support to victims as they go through the judicial process.
- MADD provides equipment to local police to better detect and arrest drunk drivers (e.g. preliminary breath testers, passive alcohol sensors, in-vehicle video cameras, signs, lights and cones for setting up sobriety checkpoints).
- MADD actively works with state and local legislators to adopt tougher laws against drunk driving and closing the loopholes in many existing laws (e.g. mandatory interlocks for ALL convicted DUI offenders, .08 BAC limits, administrative license revocation, vehicle immobilization for repeat offenders, graduated driver licensing for youth).
- MADD implements educational programs to limit access to alcohol among elementary, middle school, high school, and college students.
Visit www.walklikemadd.org to learn more..