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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...

2012-08-04 06:20:05

DENVER, Aug. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 walkers supported Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) at the 7th annual Denver Walk Like MADD® event on Saturday, August 4th, raising over $100,000 to help eliminate drunk driving and support victims/survivors in Colorado. Mayor Michael B. Hancock of the City & County of Denver kicked off this year's walk as the featured speaker. "MADD's work is important to Denver because even one injury or life lost to drunk...

2012-07-11 06:20:39

-- More Than 100 Million People in U.S. Now Better Protected from Drunk Drivers -- JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a bipartisan bill that requires all convicted drunk drivers use ignition interlocks on their vehicles to prevent future offenses. Missouri is the 17th state in the nation to require all drunk driving offenders use ignition interlocks, which brings the total number of people now better...

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...

2012-05-21 06:20:36

-- In 2010, 158 people nationwide died in drunk driving crashes over the holiday weekend -- DALLAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families across the country get ready to kick off the summer and honor our military heroes this Memorial Day weekend, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) urges motorists to stay safe on the road during a time of year when drunk driving deaths typically increase. Over Memorial Day weekend in 2010 (the most recent year for which there is data), 158...

2012-04-09 06:20:18

-- Episode includes helpful tips for parents to start a lifesaving conversation with their teens about alcohol -- DALLAS, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will be included as a part of the April 17th episode of BrandStar Entertainment's morning show, "The Balancing Act," airing on Lifetime TV. The segment, which features MADD National President Jan Withers, "The Balancing Act" Host Danielle Knox and National Association of...

2012-02-25 11:00:00

MADDvocate Appreciation event recognizes the efforts of volunteers, sponsors, donors and community supporters DENVER, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado held its annual MADDvocate Appreciation event honoring the efforts of dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors and community supporters. The "MADD loves MADDvocates"-themed brunch and an awards ceremony took place at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. "Without the dedication...

2012-01-31 16:54:00

-- Legislation would provide key incentives for states to pass strong ignition interlock laws -- WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) expressed support for provisions in legislation introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla). The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act will significantly strengthen highway safety in America and advance MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk...

2011-12-31 06:00:00

DENVER, Dec. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the 2011 holiday crackdown on drunk driving concludes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado and the law firm of Bachus & Schanker are voicing their support for local law enforcement with a message of deterrence for drivers across Colorado. The merriment of the holidays means drunk driving tragedies during this time of year are especially heart-wrenching. "It is important that we remember the lives taken by drunk drivers over...

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...