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2013-12-13 23:03:19

MADD's statement on the departure of Administrator David Strickland. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) profoundly thanks David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for his exemplary service to the country, for his leadership within the highway safety community, and for his tireless commitment to saving lives and preventing injuries on our nation’s roads. Administrator Strickland served as...

2013-09-17 23:35:30

MADD Reminds Parents that Drunk Driving is a Crime Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15 – 21, 2013), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is urging lawmakers to enact legislation to protect our most vulnerable population, children. In 2011, 226 child (under age 15) passengers were killed in drunk driving crashes, representing 20 percent of all child traffic fatalities, of which more than half (54 percent) were passengers...

2013-04-17 12:20:26

Newly analyzed data shows underage drinking poses a variety of risks to teens; parents may not realize the prevalence of underage drinking AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As prom and graduations approach, new statewide data shows that Texas parents may not realize the prevalence of underage drinking, and the risks associated with underage drinking may be greater than many realize. This April 21(st) - PowerTalk 21® day - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and...

2013-03-21 12:21:44

Legislation provides almost $50 million for Campaign Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, legislation passed by Congress to fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2013 represents a major milestone in MADD's efforts to eliminate drunk driving. This legislation, expected to be signed into law by President Obama, fully funds MADD's three-point program for eliminating drunk driving deaths and fatalities known as the Campaign to Eliminate...

2012-10-04 14:20:13

-- With recent traffic deaths increase, MADD's plan to eliminate drunk driving more important than ever -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is responding to recent news that highway fatalities have increased an estimated 9 percent in the first half of 2012, with a call to action. "It's time for the nation to double-down and fully implement the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving," said MADD National President Jan Withers. "MADD...

2012-07-02 06:20:56

--MADD's Campaign Recognized as the Blueprint for Success-- WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal transportation legislation (Moving Ahead for Progress, or MAP-21) approved June 29 by Congress sets in motion federal safety policy that could lead to the elimination of drunk driving as the leading cause of highway fatalities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MADDLOGO ) "Drunk driving crashes increase significantly during the July 4th...

2012-06-14 06:20:16

-- Leader says some states are no longer making progress, and are instead backsliding -- ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a keynote address today at the 30th Anniversary Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Jan Withers called for a summit of traffic safety leaders to renew the focus on proven traffic safety solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MADDLOGO) "MADD is...

2012-02-01 11:39:00

--Nine Teams Join MADD in its Efforts to Eliminate Drunk Driving-- DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of Super Bowl XLVI, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Football League (NFL) announced the success of their game-day designated driver program. In 2011, 220,000 fans signed up to be designated drivers--a nearly 30 percent increase from 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MADDLOGO) "We partnered with the NFL and nine of...

2011-12-13 09:00:00

Drunk driving remains primary threat to American family on our roadways More than 400 of 10,228 drunk driving fatalities in 2010 occurred in second half of December Data shows need for technology that makes drunk driving impossible WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new drunk driving fatality data showing that more than 400 of 10,228 drunk...

2011-11-16 09:30:00

-- New Data Cites $132 Billion Annual Cost of Drunk Driving in America -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In connection with the fifth anniversary of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is unveiling a Report to the Nation, which rates each state on its progress toward eliminating drunk driving. Based on an average of these state ratings, the nation received a three-star rating on a five-star scale. Also...