source MADD'S WEBSITE
Our organization began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives…and counting.
But even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses.
Together, we can take three important steps to finish the work of one grieving mother and protect our families from the danger of drunk driving:
- Support the heroes who keep our roads safe. High-visibility law enforcement catches drunk drivers and discourages others from driving drunk.
- Require convicted drunk drivers to blow before they go. Ignition interlock devices, or in-car breathalyzers, require all convicted drunk drivers to prove they are sober before the car will start.
- Turn cars into the cure. Tomorrow’s cars will protect each of us, automatically determining whether or not the driver is above the legal limit of .08 and failing to operate if the driver is impaired.
With your support, the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving will make the future safer for those we love and end drunk driving once and for all. Click here to sign the Campaign pledge.
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