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.
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.
EACH DAY, PEOPLE DRIVE DRUNK MORE THAN 300,000 TIMES, BUT ONLY ABOUT 3200 ARE ARRESTED.
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.
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.
ALMOST HALF OF ALL DRIVERS WHO WERE KILLED IN CRASHES AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS ALSO HAD ALCOHOL IN THEIR SYSTEM.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.