Posts filed under: Drugged Driving

New data released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offer some hope to those of us in the fight to eliminate drunk driving. In 2018, drunk driving deaths fell for the second year in a row and...
MADD’s mission to prevent underage drinking and drug use is deeply personal to me. My daughter’s life ended when a 17-year-old made the deadly decision to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana – then get behind the wheel of her car....
Making Traffic Enforcement a Priority Thanks to a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MADD conducted a two-and-a-half-day summit bringing together law enforcement leadership from across the country in Alexandria, Virginia.  The topic? How to make traffic enforcement...
Drunk Driving is a Violent Crime My daughter didn’t die in an accident. She was killed by a 17-year-old who made a decision to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana before getting in the driver’s seat of her car. For years,...
As the temperatures rise and schools let out, more and more people head to the closest body of water to rest and relax. Tragically, some people make the decision to drink while operating a water vehicle, a deadly decision for...
At Velodyne LiDAR, we imagine this: A future of pristine roadways and safely driven cars, in which no lives are ever lost or families shattered, due to the threat posed by human error, especially that of drunk driving. Today, Velodyne...
Statement: This incredibly frightening image shows the devastation caused by drunk and drugged driving. Fortunately, no one was killed by this crash, but that is not always the case – 28 times a day someone is lost to the 100 percent...
By Theresa Martinez Ashley’s mother MADD drunk driving victim, advocate and volunteer Some days you never, ever forget. For me, one of those days is the one when my Ashley was born…all five pounds of her… three weeks early …...
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Drunk driving victim, long time MADD volunteer and WLKY Bell Award recipient Theresa Martinez shares her story of tragedy, pain and purpose....
By Rosalind Donald, MADD Kentucky Victim Services Specialist This story is about a mother who has paid her daughter’s cell phone bills since 2012. What situation caused this parent to pay for her adult daughter’s cell phone bill for the past...