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This is a website that shows you the dangers in drinking and driving, and the laws put in place to help our society from having so many tremendous deaths due to the use of alcohol when operating a any vehicle. On September 5, 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was incorporated and the mission as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving." this agency wants help make sure that when something this tragic happens they can help the families with the things they need. this agency takes donation from anyone willing to help their cause, with a standing of 15,212 participants (MADD) is truly making a impact. there are laws put in place to help this cause , such as getting a (DUI) from driving under the influence .

statistics of driving under the influence  

  1. In 2015, three times as many males were arrested for drunk driving as females (508,633 v 167,327).

  2. 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

  3. Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

  4. Since 1980 MADD has saved 350,000 lives …and counting.

  5. Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system.

  6. In 2013, 9.9 million people (3.8% of the population) reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs. This was highest among 18-25 year olds, where 10.6% reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs. 

  7. Drunk driving costs each adult in the united states over $500 per year.

  8. MADD has helped save nearly 30,000 young lives through passage of the 21 minimum drinking age law.

  9. About a quarter of car crashes with teens involve an underage drinking driver. Ninety-five percent of the 14 million people who are alcohol dependent began drinking before the legal age of 21.

  10. Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 2800 are arrested.

  11. 57% of fatally injured drivers had alcohol and/or other drugs in their system – 17% had both.

  12. Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 53 minutes.

  13. Drunk driving costs the united states $132 billion a year.

  14. In 2013, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol – that’s more than the population of Texas.

  15. Every day about 800 people are injured in a drunk driving crash.

Madd saves lives

(MADD) is a organization that wants to get parents and teenagers and all kids around the world involved to lower our rate of deaths from driving under the influence each year. They host walks and donate money to people helping those injured in an accident . (MADD) is a local organization in many big cities , the money you donate goes toward your community , (MADD) is an organization that many people volunteer for and you could to help them save lives , we all talk about making our world a better place but not everyone is willing to take an action .  


All the people you see below help bring (MADD) to what it is today a highly respected thriving business that makes a impact on the things around it . They put time and energy in making this organization what it is today, driving under the influence is the most common way people day today . This is (MADD'S) staff.

David StricklandDaHeather Geronemusvid StStephen GehringrRon Medford