Organized in 1980, MADD has evolved to be one of the leading sponsored non-profit organization in America.
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
When and where did this all begin?
Almost forty years ago, 37 to be exact, the foundations of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) were established. Though MADD began small they had no idea it would grow to be one of the most influential organizations in America. Candace Lightner founded the organization after her 13-year-old daughter was struck by an intoxicated driver from behind.
Along with funding advertisements to help prevent drunk driving they have a twenty-four seven support line for those grieving.
One major accomplishment was passing all-offender ignition interlock laws in 28 states and DC.
Long lasting effects of MADD