BY: Helena Rose Hanson
Booklet on the MADD Agency.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The Economic and Societal Impact Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010.” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, May 2014, DOT HS 812 013. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf.
The MADD agency was started/ founded on May 3, 1980. The laws they had were ¨all-offender ignition interlock laws in 25 states, the most recent state being is Texas.¨ Their mission was to help victims of crimes and their families too. There were people dying because of drunk driving and 55% of the deaths has dropped since of MADDś founding in 1980. The have saved around 330,000 and counting more. They started integrating the word survivor in their vocabulary.
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 15-4927, NSDUH Series H-50). http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf
MADD provides free supportive services to the victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving, as well as underage drinking.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2015: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf
What MADD basically means is mothers against drunk driving like the picture you saw on the last page. Also this picture shows peole having signs saying end drunk driving. They are also showing pictures of victims of drunk driving.