Written by


Share this article:



Drunk driving is the Number 1 killer on America’s roads. It’s a violent crime that MADD believes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of the offender’s immigration status.

Every 79 seconds, someone in the U.S. is killed or injured by an impaired driver. MADD looks forward to the day when every new car contains drunk driving prevention tech, as required by federal law, to put an end to this horrific and 100% preventable crime.

Our team of compassionate, victim-focused staff and volunteers are available nationwide 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need support, call our Victim Help Line 877.MADD.HELP (1-877-623-3435). In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately.