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2013-12-19 23:02:12

Wolf helped author the national .08 standard and improve traffic safety. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 With the recent announcement that Virginia Representative Frank Wolf will retire when the current Congress adjourns in 2014, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) expresses its gratitude to Congressman Wolf for his leadership and advocacy in saving lives and stopping drunk driving. During his service as chairman of the House Transportation Appropriations Committee, Wolf...

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...

2013-08-20 12:20:18

New Texas survey shows most teens aren't getting their information about alcohol from home AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While making that list of back to school supplies, parents need to add in a conversation about the dangers of underage drinking with their children. New statewide data shows that while parents are the leading influence on their children's decisions about drinking, a majority of children are not getting the message about the dangers of drinking...

2012-09-05 02:21:55

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of another deadly Labor Day weekend for drunk driving crashes in Texas, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Texas offers support to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families. When such tragedies and injuries occur and families must navigate emotional, legal and financial challenges, MADD's doors remain open to victims, and its message clear to drivers: Always plan ahead for a safe, sober way home. In 2011, more than 3,000...

2012-08-28 02:29:28

Families, Friends and Co-Workers Walk to Save Lives and Serve People on Saturday, October 13, 2012 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles/Ventura Affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will host its signature Walk Like MADD® non-competitive 5K fundraising walk in Long Beach on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The walk begins at Alamitos Bay Marina at 8:30 a.m. and will raise funds and rally support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk...

2012-08-14 06:25:01

-- In 2010, 147 people nationwide died in drunk driving crashes over the holiday weekend -- WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown this Labor Day weekend, in an effort to prevent the devastating deaths and injuries caused by drunk driving. Over Labor Day weekend in 2010, 147 people in the U.S. were killed as a result of...

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...

2012-04-17 06:24:11

--Second Annual Day for Parents to Talk with Teens about Alcohol is April 21, 2012-- WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the second annual PowerTalk 21® day, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is highlighting data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showing that 26 percent of all teen drinkers (ages 12-17) get their alcohol from a parent or family member. This, coupled with research showing that three out of...

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...