Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
What does Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) mean?
MADD or Mothers against Drunk Driving was created in 1980 with the purpose of aiding victims injured or the families of those killed from drunk driving. Additionally, MADD has made it their mission to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving. Over the years they have also increased their involvement in politics to promote corresponding public policies, programs and personal responsibility.
Today MADD is using their Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving to focus on three important programs: Support our Heroes, which includes high-visibility law enforcement efforts to stop drunk drivers and discourage others from driving drunk, Sober to Start, which promotes the use of ignition interlock devices or in-car breathalyzers for all drunk drivers to prove they are sober before their car will start, and Secure the Future, which supports the development of technology which can help determine if a driver is above the legal limit of .08. MADD takes credit in reducing the incidence of drunken driving fatalities 27 percent since 2006.
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