Mothers Against Drunk Driving(MADD)
Eliminate Drunk Driving
The mission of MADD is to help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.
The MADD program emerged because of Candy Lightner in the year of 1980. Her daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver that had several DUI's before. With the help of California's Governor Jerry Brown and President Ronald Reagon fines, provoked license, and jail time was put in effect and now over 300,000 lives.
.08 Per Se Law
Law that makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle at or above .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration.
Administrative License Revocation
Administrative license revocation (ALR) is the removal of a DUI/DWI offender's driver's license at the time of an arrest upon the failure or refusal of a chemical test.
Laws allowing liability of establishments arising out of the sale of alcohol to obviously intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third-parties as a result of alcohol-related crashes.
DUI Child Endangerment
Statutes which allow for additional penalties for a drunk driving conviction with a child passenger in a vehicle
Law that makes DUI/DWI a felony offense based on the number of prior convictions.
Greater Penalties for Test Refusal
Statutes that provide for increased penalties for refusing to take a breath test, more strict than those penalties for an individual who takes and fails a breath test.
Statutes which allow for a judge or administrative agency to order a convicted drunk driver to operate a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device for a period of time following a conviction for drunk driving
Interlocks for First Time Convicted DUI Offenders
Statutes that require or highly incentivize the use of Interlocks for all first time convicted DUI offenders
Mandatory Alcohol Assessment/Treatment
Law that mandates all convicted DUI/DWI offenders undergo an assessment of alcohol abuse problems and participate in required treatment program.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of MADD, full of passion and compassion for our mission. Join our army of ordinary citizens who’ve become extraordinary activists in saving lives and preventing injuries.Work to strengthen existing laws and pass new ones.Become a trained volunteer Victim Advocate or a Help Line volunteer and provide emotional support to victims and survivors.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors – serving one person every eight minutes – at no charge. Your contribution helps support this important and lifesaving mission.
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