Last month, MADD featured Ohio mechanic and businessman Daniel Toops. Click here to read Toops’ story. On Nov. 28, 2013, Toops died in a drunk driving crash. Four other people were in the vehicle that night. Rick Thompson, a friend of...
Submitted by April Ricci of MADD Rhode Island. Who was Tommy? Let me start this by being honest with you. I do not usually do something like this. Talking or writing about this is not my comfort zone. But I...
As Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) looks ahead to 2020, it is also looking back on a year of legislative victories that brought us closer to a future of No More Victims. From adding Kentucky and New Jersey to a...
Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of...
The holidays can feel anything but joyous for those coping with loss. When everyone else appears happy and cheerful, it’s also easy to feel alone. But you are not the only one who feels this way. There is no road...
Five months after a drunk driver killed my daughter, our family braced for our first holiday season without her. Helen Marie was 16 when a teen driver, impaired on alcohol and marijuana, ran her down while she was rollerblading on...
I understood the power of Mothers Against Drunk Driving soon after I landed in its lap, shattered by the sudden death of my 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie. It was, after all, the men and women of MADD who showed me...
Holiday forecasters are calling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the worst travel day in nearly a decade. A surge in long-distance travelers combined with the cultural phenomenon known as “Blackout Wednesday” could also make it one of the deadliest on our...
Daniel was a sweet and compassionate man. He was known for working on trucks, for his natural talent and his skills that grew larger than he could imagine. He was the kind of person that finished whatever he started and...
Heavy traffic on the roads is no fun, but it’s a part of life. There are times when the roads are clear and times when vehicles are at a standstill. And then there’s Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving weekend, which the National Highway...