MADD campaign to eliminate drunk driving

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.

With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads.

MADD in Southern Arizona http://www.madd.org/local-offices/az/southern-arizona.html

PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

TOGETHER, THESE PROGRAMS ENSURE THAT MADD ACHIEVES ITS LIFESAVING MISSION.

Statistics

EACH DAY, PEOPLE DRIVE DRUNK MORE THAN 300,000 TIMES, BUT ONLY ABOUT 3200 ARE ARRESTED.Click to Tweet

Arrest data: Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States: 2014” https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/table-29 Incidence data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Adults — United States, 2012." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. August 7, 2015 / 64(30);814-817. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6430a2.htm

OVER 40% OF ALL 10TH GRADERS DRINK ALCOHOL.Click to Tweet

Miech, R. A., Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2015). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2014: Volume I, Secondary school students. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 599 pp..

IN 2013, 9.9 MILLION PEOPLE REPORTED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLICIT DRUGS IN THE PAST YEAR.Click to Tweet

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf

ALMOST HALF OF ALL DRIVERS WHO WERE KILLED IN CRASHES AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS ALSO HAD ALCOHOL IN THEIR SYSTEM.Click to Tweet

Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2011. Volume I: Secondary school students (NIH Publication No. 10-7584). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 734 pp

ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF ALL DRIVERS ARRESTED OR CONVICTED OF DRUNK DRIVING ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS.Click to Tweet

(Fell, Jim. “Repeat DWI Offenders in the United States.” Washington, DC: National Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Tech No. 85, February 1995.)

OVER 1.1 MILLION DRIVERS WERE ARRESTED IN 2014 FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR NARCOTICS. Click to Tweet

Federal Bureau of Investigation, "Crime in the United States: 2014." https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/table-29

IN 2014, THREE TIMES AS MANY MALES WERE ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING AS FEMALES (401,904 V 130,480).Click to Tweet

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States: 2014. https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/table-33

THE RATE OF DRUNK DRIVING IS HIGHEST AMONG 26 TO 29 YEAR OLDS (20.7 PERCENT).Click to Tweet

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf

IN FATAL CRASHES IN 2014, THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF DRUNK DRIVERS WAS FOR DRIVERS AGES 21 TO 24 (30 PERCENT), FOLLOWED BY AGES 25 TO 34 (29 PERCENT) AND 35 TO 44 (24 PERCENT).Click to Tweet

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2014: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf

THE AVERAGE PERSON METABOLIZES ALCOHOL AT THE RATE OF ABOUT ONE DRINK PER HOUR.Click to Tweet

(Michigan State University. “Basic Alcohol Information.” East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 2003.)

A STANDARD DRINK IS DEFINED AS 12 OUNCES OF BEER, 5 OUNCES OF WINE, OR 1.5 OUNCES OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WHICH CONTAIN THE SAME AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL.Click to Tweet

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the Medical Setting." DOT HS 809 467. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, July 2002.)

IMPAIRMENT IS NOT DETERMINED BY THE TYPE OF DRINK, BUT RATHER BY THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL DRUNK OVER TIME.Click to Tweet

(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Q&A: Alcohol: General.” Arlington, VA: National Highway Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, March 2012.)

IN 2014, 16 PERCENT OF ALL DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES DURING THE WEEK WERE DRUNK, COMPARED TO 29 PERCENT ON WEEKENDS.Click to Tweet

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2014: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf

DRUNK DRIVING INVOLVEMENT IN FATAL CRASHES IN 2014 WAS ALMOST FOUR TIMES HIGHER AT NIGHT THAN DURING THE DAY (34 VERSUS 9 PERCENT).Click to Tweet

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2014: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf

ADULTS DRANK TOO MUCH AND DROVE ABOUT 121 MILLION TIMES PER YEAR - OVER 300,000 INCIDENTS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING A DAY.Click to Tweet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Adults — United States, 2012." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. August 7, 2015 / 64(30);814-817. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6430a2.htm

IN THE UNITED STATES, THE NUMBER OF DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF SINCE MADD WAS FOUNDED IN 1980. Click to Tweet

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2014: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf

EVERY DAY IN AMERICA, ANOTHER 27 PEOPLE DIE AS A RESULT OF DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES. Click to Tweet

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2014: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2016. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812231.pdf

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