Make sure you prepare your college bound kids for their new freedom. If they’re of legal drinking age, tell them to plan ahead. If their plans include alcohol, they must drink responsibly. Don’t assume they know. Check in on them...
According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 18-year olds in the United States. This school year, your teens may even be new drivers or riding around with...
It’s back to school season again. Your kids will probably take a lot of rides to different places. They’ll go to school, the babysitter, field trips and other afterschool activities. They may be riding with more drivers than just their...
I still remember my daughter’s first day of third grade. That morning, Helen Marie and her younger brother, John, posed on the brick patio with their new lunch boxes—the latest in a series of back-to-school snapshots. By that afternoon, though,...
Three days after turning 15, Zach Gonzalez was killed by a drugged driver while riding his bike with his friends. The driver had Valium and cocaine in his system and five cocaine pipes in his vehicle that all tested positive....
What is Saturation Saturday? Labor Day is a popular day of celebration when many Americans consume alcohol. It’s a time of increased drunk driving which is why an increased law enforcement presence is needed. Saturation Saturday was first launched in...
On September 26, 2014, what seemed like a normal Friday night, the Apodaca family was changed forever. Anthony, Alyssa, and their children Uriah and Shala were hit by a drunk driver. The family sustained numerous injuries. Alyssa was pregnant at...
Summer is finally here! It’s a time for barbecues, day trips to the beach, and road trips to new or familiar places. It is also the most dangerous time to be on the road. Annually, there is a spike in...
It took a village to reduce drunk driving fatalities by over 50 percent. At MADD, we understand that it will take a village to reach zero – zero injuries and zero fatalities on our roadways. It is for that reason,...
Michael Finely was the 5th of 6 kids and was always the joker. He was constantly making people laugh. He grew up running around in our big yard, driving go-carts, riding dirt bikes, and playing football. Michael was passionate about...