In 1980, Candace Lighter work really hard to change the laws of drunk driving in her home state. MADD holds it's ffirst national press conference: October 2, 1980 in Washington, DC
In 1981, MADD marched in front of the state capitols toget new drunk driving laws passed.
In 1983, NBC aired a made-for-TV movie called "The Candy Lighter Story" which strengthen attention of this issue.
In 1986, the project of Red Ribbon known as "Tie One For Saftey" starts it's a campaign which everyone is asked to tie a ribbon on anywhere on their vehicle as a pledge to never drink and drive and remind the other people to do the samething, especially in Holidays.
In 1997, MADD gets online at www.madd.org
In June 2015 "MADD helps to pass all offender ignition interlock laws in 25 states".
In 2015, MADD has helped to save nearly 300,000 lives.