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  • Cover for 11th arrest DUI offender in Rutherford
Statement: “MADD always expects drunk driving offenders to be held fully accountable. We hope alleged offenders like Busby will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law in the future. Consequences = the incentive to make the right...
  • EVERYONE get home for holidays 300x250
MADD’s annual Tie One On for Safety® Campaign (TOOFS) will kick off here in Tennessee on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the day before Thanksgiving.    The campaign asks drivers to show their commitment to designating a non-drinking driver and support of...
  • Meaningful and Unique Gifts for Those Who Know Loss crop
It’s important to remember that holidays can be difficult for those who have experienced loss.  Holidays that involve lots of family activities like Christmas and Thanksgiving can be painful reminders of those missing from the festivities.  And holidays like Mother’s...
  • Holiday Hints 300x250
The holidays can be hard for people whose loved ones have died. Take care of yourself this season with these tips: Set priorities by doing only the things you want to and are capable of doing. Give yourself permission to...
  • Alcohol impaired driving fatalities over last five years as of 2017
This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released it’s 2016 traffic fatality data. In 2016, 10,497 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, up 1.7% from 10,265 in 2015. Like drunk driving deaths, fatalities caused by distracted driving...
  • November 2017 MADD Remembers
MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We also know how important it is for families to know that their loved ones are not forgotten.  We want victims of drunk and drugged driving...
  • Your-story-matters
Do you have a story about how you or your family have been impacted by an impaired driver or an underage drinking incident?  Did you know that MADD Victim Impact Panels can provide a positive healing experience to victims and...
MADD is happy to announce that Kelly Hennessy-Pierce has been promoted to Tennessee State Program Manager.  Kelly has been with MADD Tennessee since September 2015 as a Middle Tennessee Program Specialist and served with the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition for...
The Tyler Head Law, enacted in 2016,  allows Memorial Signs to be erected at the site of impaired driving crashes in Tennessee.  It was named after Tyler  Head, who was killed by a drunk driver on his way to class at Austin Peay University at 7:30AM on...
  • Walkers at Kickoff Middle TN 2017
Over 200 people were in attendance at the Middle Tennessee Walk Like MADD at Centennial Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017. We were thrilled to see 28 teams participating including teams from law enforcement and highway safety, community partners, corporate...