Issues: General

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.

“MADD is devastated that an alleged drunk driver killed one and injured four other children, Thursday night in Polk County Florida, while they were walking home from a bus stop. We are enraged that the alleged offender fled the scene after committing this horrific crime. This was a senseless death and injuries caused by a violent and 100 percent preventable crime. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of all those impacted.

Tragedies like these are the reason MADD will be in Tallahassee on Monday to call on the Senate Appropriations Committee to improve Florida’s drunk driving law and make sure all drunk drivers are prevented from repeating their crime by using an ignition interlock.”