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MADD Online: The Pledge to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Every year, nearly 12,000 people are killed by drunk drivers with an illegal alcohol level of .08 BAC or above. That means that every month more than 1,000 families must live with the tragic consequences of drunk driving. Since MADD was founded in 1980, alcohol-related fatalities have declined by more than 40 percent, but progress has stalled in recent years.

That is why MADD launched a major offensive in the war against drunk driving the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

Through the four elements below, the Campaign makes the idea of eliminating one the United States’ primary health threats a real possibility.

Together we can take the fight against drunk driving to a new and unprecedented level. Join the thousands of people nationwide who have signed the Pledge.

By joining the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, I pledge full support of:

  • Increased DUI enforcement including twice-yearly crackdowns during major holidays and enforcement efforts such as sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in all 50 states.
  • Use of alcohol ignition interlock technologies to reduce repeat offenses working towards mandatory ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers.
  • Exploration and development of advanced vehicle-based technology devices to detect if a driver has an illegal alcohol level and to prevent that driver from operating the vehicle. 
  • Public support from you and other concerned citizens nationwide led by MADD, its affiliates and members.


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