MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MADD is an agency that was started in 1980 in a small kitchen by a mom.Mother's Against Drunk Driving , was created to help bring awareness to how many drunk drivers are actually on the road and hopefully MADD can help lessen those numbers. MADD also wants to lessen the numbers of deaths caused by drunk drivers and support the victims and families that havce been affected by drunk driving incidents.
What is MADD?
WhatHas MADD Done?
In 1995, MADD help pass a Zero Tolerance Law. This law states that it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drive with a certain amount of alcohol in their system, by 1998 this law was passed in all states. MADD got a .08 BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) passed in all 50 states by 2004. In 2010, MADD gets a new partnership with the NFL. They start a game day program asking fans to designate a non-drinking driver. By June of 2015, MADD helps to pass all-offender ignition interlock laws in 25 states, the most recent being Texas. This law states that a driver must blow into a breathalyzer before getting into their car, if their BAC is above the requirement that the car will not start.
“Mothers Against Drunk Driving.” MADD,www.madd.org/.
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