Mission: The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
Results: When MADD was founded in 1980, an estimated 25,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes each year. Since then, we've been able to cut that deadly toll by more than half, save more than 350,000 lives and serve nearly one million victims. But there is still more work to do to get to No More Victims. MADD has passed all offender ignition interlock laws in 30 states and DC, serves a victim free of charge every 3 minutes and educates a parent or teen every 4 minutes
Target demographics: victims of drunk and drugged driving, general public education, teen/youth education
Geographic areas served: Nationwide and in local communities
Programs: Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, Victim Services, Power of Parents, Power of Youth, Victim Impact Panels, Law Enforcement Recognition Events, Walk Like MADD, Tie One On for Safety
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.