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2013-08-19 23:24:41

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new informational graphic about recovering for damages after a drunk driving accident. The car accident lawyers at the law firm have experience helping residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts get the compensation they deserve. (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Drunk driving poses a serious danger to everyone on the road. Recent statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) show that in just one year 9,878 people were killed and approximately...

2013-07-02 23:01:57

Maine becomes 20th state to enact an all-offender ignition interlock law. Augusta, ME (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Maine Governor Paul LaPage signed into law lifesaving legislation which highly incentivizes the use of ignition interlocks for all first-time convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater to help prevent future offenses. With the passage of this law, Maine joins a long list of 19 other states to pass all offender ignition interlock legislation,...

2013-06-03 12:23:04

Senator was a true highway safety giant WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MADD joins the citizens of New Jersey and a thankful nation in mourning the loss of Senator Frank Lautenberg. "Senator Lautenberg was a true legend in highway safety," said MADD National President Jan Withers. "He was instrumental in passage of the 21 minimum drinking age law, federal zero tolerance laws for youth, and in passage of the national .08 BAC standard. His leadership...

2013-04-23 23:01:54

This year MADD Broward will benefit in coordination with the “2013 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash” presented by Ultimate Software and AutoNation, taking place on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Huizenga Park in Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 MADD Broward has been selected to participate in BTIG´s Commissions for Charity Day, to be held on May 14, 2013. In its 11th consecutive year, the international Commissions for Charity Day has raised more than $21...

2013-04-21 23:02:14

Today is Power Talk 21 Day, a nationwide day thanks to MADD. Kids Activities Blog is embracing the MADD ideas of open kid to parent communication by publishing 10 ways to keep kids talking. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 Today is Power Talk 21 Day, a nationwide day thanks to MADD, to get families talking about underage drinking. Kids Activities Blog has released 10 ways to keep kids talking because parents can make a difference in the decisions of their kids. The great tips include...

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...

2013-03-04 12:20:25

MADD and GHSA warn that failure to fund priority safety programs will be devastating for states WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six major highway safety organizations called on Congress to fully fund the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program, known as Section 405, when Congress considers funding for the remainder of FY 2013. Section 405 provides performance-based incentive funding for states to address key areas of highway safety that include impaired driving,...

2012-12-31 12:20:03

CDOT partnering with MADD Colorado and CSP in Red Ribbon Campaign for Holiday DUI Crackdown DENVER, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This New Year's Eve, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) to conclude the 2012 holiday crackdown on drunk driving by calling on Colorado residents to Tie One On For Safety®. MADD's Tie One On For Safety red ribbon campaign, now in its 26th...

2012-12-11 12:21:38

-- Efforts by the board further validate MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving(®) -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) today praised the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for approving recommendations calling for all convicted drunk drivers to receive an ignition interlock device on their vehicles, as well as the development of new in-vehicle technologies, which could one day prevent a drunk driver from operating...

2012-11-23 16:20:04

-- MADD Disappointed with Latest Recommendations -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) respects the National Transportation Safety Board's commitment to highway safety, we are extremely disappointed that today's update of the Board's impaired driving recommendations fails to take proven steps to prevent drunk driving, which causes almost a third of all highway deaths. For 12 years, the NTSB has focused on so-called...