MADD Partners with Reynaldo L. Diaz Jr, PC, Statewide Sponsor and Speaker on Dram Shop Laws 08/24/2017 Contact Information [email protected] Dallas (August 24, 2017) – Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD), with Statewide Sponsor Reynaldo L. Diaz...
Issues: Drunk Driving
“It is absolutely gut-wrenching and heartbreaking that a bride-to-be, Kacy E. Merseal was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash months before her wedding. We are devastated for her family, friends and fiancé left behind to bear the pain of her death to this completely preventable and extremely violent crime. MADD will be here for Kacy’s loved ones and asks that the judicial system holds the alleged criminal fully accountable for his selfish and violent choices.”
“MADD is horrified and devastated that an alleged drunk driver took the lives of two innocent children, the children’s grandmother, and a good Samaritan driver near Los Angeles Friday. Our hearts go out to these victims’ families, including the children’s mother who is recovering from injuries sustained in the crash. MADD vows to be there for the victims of this crash. We will stand by them as they walk through this.”
“MADD is appalled and enraged that 12-year-old Shalynn Bobbitt was severely injured by an alleged drunk driver. We are especially appalled to learn that he not only had two prior convictions of OUI, but also allegedly left Miss Bobbitt alone with her injuries and fled the scene. It was a despicable, cowardly act and we ask that the court system hold the driver fully accountable.
Massachusetts desperately needs to pass a law requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers this year to protect innocent people from tragedies caused by drunk driving and to prevent first offenders from becoming repeat offenders.”
In light of two recent live streamed crashes by alleged drunk drivers, one in California and then in Pennsylvania that resulted in deaths and injuries, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) launched a petition from August 1 to August 31 asking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to adopt a policy against posting images, videos and other content that brag about drunk driving. The petition went live at www.madd.org/drunkdrivinggoesviral.
As families and friends across America make plans to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with barbecues and beach outings, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Tom Udall and Congresswoman Nita Lowey want to remind everyone that drunk driving is still the biggest killer on our roadways.
Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), testified today in support of autonomous vehicle technology as a tool to eliminate the scourge of drunk driving, which kills more than 10,000 people every year.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a lifesaving bill that will prevent the tragedies caused by repeat drunk driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) thanks Governor Sandoval and the Legislature for passing SB 259, which makes Nevada the 30th state to require ignition interlocks after a drunk driving offense.
The Nevada Legislature has passed a lifesaving drunk driving bill that will save lives and prevent injuries caused by repeat drunk driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) applauds legislators for passing SB 259, which would make Nevada the 30th state to require ignition interlocks after a drunk driving offense.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA Inc. (TIRF) has released an extensive report that shows ignition interlock use in the United States increased by nearly 10,000 in one year. The report found that 337,030 ignition interlocks were in use as of August 31, 2016, up from 328,743 the previous year.