Mission: The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.Due to the efforts of volunteers and staff tirelessly working to achieve MADD's mission, some 300,000 Americans are alive who would have otherwise been killed had drunk driving been allowed to continue at the epidemic levels of 1980. Although alcohol-related traffic deaths have decreased by more than 40 percent since MADD's founding, drunk driving remains the nation's most frequently committed violent crime. Each year nearly 13,000 people die in impaired driving crashes. Underage drinking remains the No. 1 youth drug problem, killing more young people that all other illicit drugs combined.
I am on the local board of one of the MADD state orgnizations. I have witnessed for the past five years on the Board what great organizaiton it is. The quality of the victim advocates is outstanding. They have helped numerous familes through very difficult times.
Our local MADD chapter has fought have been able to increase the penalties for drunk drivers, lower the BAC threshold to .08, and made the seat belt law a primary offense. The organization is also fiscally strong locally. MADD is a great organization.