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NOTICE OF VICTIM SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP CANCELLATION:
All MADD Tennessee Victim/Survivor Support Groups will meet online, rather than in-person, beginning in April 2020 until further notice. For additional information about Tennessee Victim/Survivor support groups including online sign-up information, please contact tn.state@madd.org. (Posted April 28, 2020.)

INCIDENTS A DAY

Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year-over 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a day.

DEATHS A YEAR

That’s 28 deaths every day and one death every 51 minutes. Each and every one of them 100% preventable

INJURIES PER YEAR

290,000 injuries per year means exponentially more friends, family members and loved ones, unnecessarily effected by this preventable crime

THE HUMAN TOLL

Drunk Driving comes with a cost - and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends. Meet the people behind the statistics.

by Phaedra Marriott-Olsen   On Mother’s Day weekend in 1996 my life was forever changed in just a moment when a drunk driver crossed the centerline hitting my car nearly head-on. From that crash I sustained many injuries. Numerous broken bones and internal damage, but the most catastrophic thing that happened to me was the...

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Phaedra Shares Her Mother's Day Story with a Special Mother-Son Partnership
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Dallas Downs, or “Bubba” as he was known to family and friends, was a huge University of Kentucky fan, played the guitar, loved the outdoors and was always up for an adventure! His favorite things were hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, ATV’s, and fast cars. But family was the most important thing to him. They came...

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Why We're Here: Dallas "Bubba" Downs
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Raymond Cox grew up in Southern Virginia. Raymond’s mother was not in the picture, so after his father died when he was young, he and his two siblings moved in with their aunt and uncle, Debbie and Dean Miller. The Millers welcomed and raised all three children as their own. The family now included Raymond...

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Why We're Here: Raymond Cox
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Daniel “Trevor” Gross had a big heart, a generous spirit and always wanted to see the best in others. He was very creative. He loved music and spent much of his time playing the guitar and composing his own songs. He was very proud of the guitar he had refurbished and he loved to make...

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Why We're Here: Daniel "Trevor" Gross
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Jim Bower adored his grandson, Dylan. Dylan loved spending time with family and friends and he was very popular, but what really meant something to Jim, was that his grandson made such an effort to reach out to kids that weren’t as popular, letting them know they mattered. “He was always for the underdog,” Jim...

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Why We're Here: Richard "Dylan" Whitaker

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April 2021: MADD Remembers

MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We...Read More
March 30, 2021

2021 Legislative Actions for MADD Tennessee

For the 2021 Tennessee legislative session, these are the bills MADD Tennessee is following: WE...Read More
March 9, 2021
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2021 Bills We Oppose: Limit Minor Compliance Penalties Bill HB0683 SB0979

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March 9, 2021

2021 Road to Law: Vehicular Homicide Serve 100% Bill

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March 8, 2021
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2021 Road to Law: Ignition Interlock on Bail Bill HB1188 SB0882

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March 3, 2021

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