Posts filed under: Drunk Driving

By Jenny Reyes For the last five years of his life, my father, Walter Reyes, rose at 4 a.m. each day to cycle a popular route that connects our home in Miami to the Florida Keys. He’d be back by...
In 2012, on a Sunday afternoon, while driving along beautiful Lake Tahoe, I was hit head-on by a very drunk driver. The DUI driver, who was intoxicated more than twice the legal limit. Ironically, his last name was Paine. He...
Submitted by Jessica’s mother, Susan Cannon From the time Jessica was born she was such a joy.  She had a beautiful smile and beautiful brown eyes.  She had the best personality and sense of humor.  Everyone who knew her loved...
Forty years ago, a grieving mother set into motion a movement. On May 3, 1980, a drunk driver out of jail just two days following his fourth drunk driving arrest struck and killed 13-year-old Cari Lightner as she walked to...
Strong drunk driving laws are key to saving lives. That is why we’re so grateful to our legislative partners who have championed MADD’s mission to end the No. 1 killer on our nation’s roads. It is why, each year, we...
We are excited to announce the date and location of MADD’s 40th Anniversary National Conference this year. Date: November 15-November 18, 2020 Location: Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD Stay tuned for more details!...
March 18, 2018 changed our lives forever. It was 8:50 am on a Sunday morning when the phone rang. It was an unknown number from Los Angeles, CA and knowing that it was 5:50 am in California, I felt I...
Five seconds.  Your life can be forever changed in as little as five seconds.  Shattered…and no matter how hard you try, you can’t put the pieces back together in the same way.  Little pieces of you are lost in the...
The report card is out. For the sixth time since the launch of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2006, we rate all 50 states and the District of Columbia on laws proven to reduce drunk driving and save...
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...