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Mothers against Drunk Driving

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

MADD was started by Candace Lightner in 1980 in California. She started the nonprofit organization after her teenage daughter was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. She decided to make it her mission to prevent these tragedies and help those who have been affected by drunk driving.


MADD has decreased the number of deaths caused by drunk driving since the start of the organization. They want to continue to increase the number of lifes saved as time goes on.

Where is MADD's focus heading?

In 2000, MADD pushed for new regulations on alcohol levels while driving. Clinton passed the law that limited BAC to .08%

 Fundraising and awareness events are used to increase support for this organization.