MADD was founded by Candy Lightner whose daughter, Cari Lightner was killed by a drunk driver while walking to a church carnival. The current national president of MADD is Colleen Sherhey-Church. MADD was incorporated on September 5, 1980. Mothers Against Drunk Drivign is the Nation's largest non profit orgainization to protect familirs from frunk driving. In 1980, nearly 25,00 people were killed in alcohol related crashes, 50% of all traffic deaths. However in 2013, 10,076 people were killed from drunk driving, a 55% drop in deaths since MADD was founded. In America today 2015, MADD have helped save nearly 330,000 lives and counting. Many laws have been passed due to MADD and the protest of drunk driving. MADD focus is on drunk driving, drugged driving, underage drinking, and the families of victims.
The mission at MADD is to enddrunk driving, help fight druggeddriving, support the vitcums of thesevioent crimes,and prevent underage drinking.
In 1995, Zero tolerence passes to federal law
On July 17, 1984; 21 minimum drinking age was signed into federal law
In 1982, the howard-Barnes Alcohol Traffic Safety Law was passed.
Due to MADD:
Sobriety Check points are upheld as constitution by the supreme court in 1990.
.08 BAC was passed
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is an orgainization where anyone who would like to get invole can. You can make a diference not only in your community, your state, but nationwide . You can donate to MADD, or advocate for a change. You can help save a life bevause no one wants to lose a loved one, especially to this tragic crime, This is a serious matter that needs to be stopped, and you can be a hero to the vitims, families, and communities that have been effected by drunk driving. Put yourself in the vitim's shoes or family's shoes. You would feel the pain they feel. This is a wonderful opportunity to save a life, and or help a life. Your support will greatly be appriciated. Think about how much people you can help, you can probably help yourself. Together, we can make a difference.