Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy. The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 in California by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver. MADD claims that drunk driving has been cut in half since their founding.
Posts about Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    … (more than twice the legal limit). Of those, 75% were found to be repeat offenders. In Dallas alone, there were over 1,250 alcohol-related crashes reported in 2015 (638 in Fort Worth). 22.5% of all fatal DWI accidents occur between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Over 21% of all alcohol-related accident fatalities occur…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • Search is On for “Affluenza” Teen Ethan Couch

    …The FBI and U.S. Marshals are looking for “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, believed to be on the run with help from his mother. In July of 2013, an intoxicated 16-year-old Ethan Couch rammed his pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a suburban Texas road, killing 4 people and seriously injuring two others. His resulting criminal trial was one…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 48 readers -
  • Join Us at the Walk Like MADD 5K in Dallas on Sept. 19th

    …Help support MADD in eliminating drunk driving in Dallas! Drunk driving is a serious problem in Texas, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and its sponsors feature events such as Walk Like MADD in order to raise money and spread awareness of the issue. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in drunk driving deaths? About 40% of all…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 47 readers -
  • Holding Intoxicated Drivers Liable for Accidents

    … Every driver should know and fully understand that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking too much is extremely dangerous. However, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports that an estimated 300,000 drunk drivers1 are on the roads across the United States each and every day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety…

    Eric Block/ 35 readers -
  • Preventing DUI Accidents

    … are becoming a more and more popular form of sentencing and monitoring of convicted DUI offenders, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving is pushing to make them mandatory for all vehicles. Police Presence – When people see police officers or other authority figures, they behave differently. When a community’s police officers are on the road and looking…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 32 readers -
  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    … The Bar cares when you’ve stayed too long at the bar. Attorneys need to be mindful that a conviction for drunk driving may impact their ability to practice law. Practitioners who are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO, for example, must advise the Office of Enrollment and Discipline within 30 days of any criminal conviction…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 43 readers -
  • Drivers High on Marijuana Twice as Likely to Crash

    … of having laws prohibiting driving while high on marijuana. DUIs for driving under the influence of marijuana should stay illegal. Still, it is sometimes difficult to know exactly how to measure the level of marijuana in a person’s system and determine if a person has violated DUID laws. In Illinois, this line is murky. While technically Illinois has…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
  • Where DWI Laws are Heading in the Next Five Years

    … is winning. Here are the laws actively being discussed at various levels of government and among lobbying bodies such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving. From .15% to .08% to .05% – Do I hear any lower? The NTSB continues it’s push for lowering the acceptable BAC percent from .08% to .05%, despite heavy criticism and lobbying against the proposal…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 34 readers -
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