Established: September 5, 1980

"Mother's Against Drunk Driving"

M.A.D.D

Founded in 1980 by Candy Lightner. She formed this organization to fight against drunk drivers after her daughter Cari was killed in a hit and run by a drunk driver. This organization continues to show support for others with tragedys in this area and share awareness and try to stop drunk driving.  

Mission:

 To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. 

* Every 2 minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.

* On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.

* Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion dollars every year. 

Stats:

 

Kellie Wheatley was riding bikes with her husband and son on July 4th when a drunk driver hit and killed her. She was just 24 when she was killed. The drunk driver only served 7 months in prison for reckless homicide. 

Stories of Victims:

Hannah Morales went to a New Year's party on December 30, 2015 and didn't make it home. She was 16 and went to a party where there was underage drinking. She decided to get in a car with a driver that was drunk, they got in a crash and she was thrown from the car killing her. The driver of the car survived and was sentenced to 5 years probation.

Drunk Driving is a big problem and we need to be the generation to change!!

* www.madd.org

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