Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Driving is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. @MaddOnline
MADD was incorporated on September 5, 1980, the mission or purposes of MADD as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving. In 1984, MADD changed its name from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This carefully considered change was made because MADD is opposed to the criminal act of drunk driving, not individuals. MADD also updated its mission statement to “Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides grassroots leadership to create major social change in the attitude and behavior of Americans toward drunk driving. In 1985, MADD’s mission statement was again updated. The mission read, “Mothers Against Drunk Driving mobilizes victims and their allies to establish the public conviction that impaired driving is unacceptable and criminal, in order to promote corresponding public policies, programs and personal responsibility. In 1992, MADD adopted a more simplified mission statement, which was “The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving and support the victims of this violent crime. By 1999, MADD had greatly expanded its work on preventing underage drinking and emerging research underscored our efforts to prevent youth alcohol use. MADD’s efforts in this area were also encouraged and supported by the government, corporations, educators, the media and public. The mission statement was officially changed to make preventing underage drinking a free-standing prong of the mission. The updated mission, which continues to guide the organization today, read “The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

This is a page for those interested helping Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) create a world where there are no more victims. We encourage your thoughts and comments, however we do ask that you be respectful and understand our mission areas can be very sensitive subjects. Because many of our supporters are also victims of drunk and drugged driving, we reserve the right to delete posts that we deem inappropriate, argumentative or attacking of victims. We also reserve the right to delete any posts containing profanity, personal attacks of anyone within MADD or its supporters, spam, off-topic or irrelevant posts or blatant misuse of MADD's page. If you violate our policy, you will be removed from our page. If you have any issues with the comments or post on this page, please send us a private message. Questions and messages will typically be responded to within regular business hours. If you are a victim or survivor of drunk and/or drugged driving, please join our MADD Victim Services Facebook Group to connect with other victims and share your story: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296123220511979/ If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 1-877-ASK-MADD. If you have been affected by drunk or drugged driving and need to speak with someone, please call our 24-Hour Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP.

Mission: The mission of MADD is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Children’s lives should never be put at risk by adults entrusted to protect and take care of them. If you believe a chil...
06/07/2020
Concerned Citizen | MADD

Children’s lives should never be put at risk by adults entrusted to protect and take care of them. If you believe a child is at risk, click the link below to see the steps you can take to protect them.

We count on concerned citizens like you to help us put an end to impaired driving and underage drinking. Without you, there is no us. Help us put an end to drunk driving, fight drugged driving and prevent underage drinking.

There are other ways to connect with our trained victim advocates. Can't call? Message or email us. Please remember, you...
06/06/2020
Victim Assistance | MADD

There are other ways to connect with our trained victim advocates. Can't call? Message or email us.

Please remember, you are not alone. Visit madd.org/victims to discover all the ways to receive assistance. http://madd.org/victims

Long after the crash, survivors, family and friends continue to feel the impact. MADD Victim Services is here to help.

Grabbing food this weekend? If you also purchase an alcoholic beverage, make sure you keep the lid on and store in a tru...
06/05/2020

Grabbing food this weekend? If you also purchase an alcoholic beverage, make sure you keep the lid on and store in a trunk or out of the reach of the driver.

Getting back to "normal" should not include taking risks with your life or the lives of others. The difference between a...
06/05/2020
DWI arrests in Austin doubled the first weekend bars reopened in May, new data shows

Getting back to "normal" should not include taking risks with your life or the lives of others. The difference between a drunk driving arrest and a drunk driving crash is chance. Don't take it.

Drunk driving continued at a similar rate in Austin during the COVID-19 pandemic before jumping to a far higher level when bars reopened, according to new data and campaigners.

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida
06/04/2020

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida

ICYMI: National President Helen Witty joined the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities webinar on ...
06/04/2020

ICYMI: National President Helen Witty joined the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities webinar on Tuesday to talk about MADD's road map to zero drunk driving deaths.

It was an honor to join these distinguished panelists during the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities webinar on Tuesday to discuss hot topics, trends and cutting-edge technology in the traffic safety community! If you missed it, please check it out here:
https://lifesaversconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GMT20200602-190034_Lifesavers_1920x1080.mp4

The best defense against a drunk driver is a seatbelt. According to NHTSA, seatbelts worn in the front seat of a vehicle...
06/03/2020

The best defense against a drunk driver is a seatbelt. According to NHTSA, seatbelts worn in the front seat of a vehicle can reduce fatal injuries by 45% and moderate to critical injury by 50%.

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida
06/02/2020

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida

Drunk driving hasn’t stopped. Neither have we. Click below to see the ways you can get involved with MADD.
06/01/2020
Get Involved | MADD

Drunk driving hasn’t stopped. Neither have we. Click below to see the ways you can get involved with MADD.

Victims and survivors will always have a place at the table. Honor those impacted by creating a shareable, online tribute page for yourself or a loved one killed or injured by drunk or drugged driving or underage drinking.

06/01/2020
MADD National President

Twenty years after the death of her daughter, Helen Marie, MADD National President Helen Witty reflects on her life.

Twenty years ago today, around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, my 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie, strapped on her rollerblades, skated to the end of our driveway, flipped around and blew me a kiss. "I love you mom," she said. "I'll be right back."

I never saw her again. A drunk and drugged teen driver ran off the road and onto the bike path where Helen Marie skated just a few blocks from home. She died an instant, violent death. Today, please join me in remembering her life.

MADD’s private Facebook group is available online exclusively for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving cras...
05/29/2020

MADD’s private Facebook group is available online exclusively for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving crashes – We understand that it takes a village to help see us through these difficult times. Join today and chat with others who understand.

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida
05/29/2020

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida

Grabbing food this weekend? If you also purchase an alcoholic beverage, make sure you keep the lid on.
05/29/2020

Grabbing food this weekend? If you also purchase an alcoholic beverage, make sure you keep the lid on.

05/29/2020
Coffee with Rob - Social Groups and Peer Pressure

This week, Dr. Turrisi of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State joins us to talk about the ways your teens may be pressured into drinking and how it may look different than you imagine. He also discusses the benefits of your teens having multiple social groups. Click below to watch today.

We are here for you. We know that in the middle of all of this uncertainty the reality of grief and loss for victims doe...
05/28/2020

We are here for you. We know that in the middle of all of this uncertainty the reality of grief and loss for victims doesn’t go away. If you need assistance, call 877-MADD-HELP (623-3435).

Devastating. And 100% preventable.
05/28/2020
MADD National President

Devastating. And 100% preventable.

My heart is broken over the loss of these four innocent lives. I grieve for their families, for the Durant High School community and for all those impacted by this horrific tragedy. Please know that our victim advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-MADD-HELP if you need assistance or just someone to talk to.

There are other ways to connect with our trained victim advocates. Can't call? Message or email us. Please remember, you...
05/27/2020
Victim Assistance | MADD

There are other ways to connect with our trained victim advocates. Can't call? Message or email us.

Please remember, you are not alone. Visit madd.org/victims to discover all the ways to receive assistance.

Long after the crash, survivors, family and friends continue to feel the impact. MADD Victim Services is here to help.

As restaurants and bars re-open, remember to ALWAYS plan ahead for a non-drinking, unimpaired driver. There are too many...
05/27/2020

As restaurants and bars re-open, remember to ALWAYS plan ahead for a non-drinking, unimpaired driver. There are too many options available. Choosing public transportation, Uber, taxi or non-drinking friend or family member is the safest option.

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida
05/27/2020

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida

Speak to a trained victim advocate when you need us the most.  If you are a victim of a drunk or drugged driving crash w...
05/26/2020

Speak to a trained victim advocate when you need us the most. If you are a victim of a drunk or drugged driving crash we are here for you. Call our Helpline at 877-MADD-HELP (623-3435). 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

05/26/2020
MADD National President

An urgent message following three senseless tragedies in three days that ended five innocent lives in Dallas.

If you have been impacted by a drunk driving crash, you can contact a MADD Victim Advocate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

And please. Arrange for a safe ride home anytime your plans include alcohol -- before you take that first drink.

An urgent message following three senseless tragedies in three days that ended five innocent lives in Dallas.

If you have been impacted by a drunk driving crash, you can contact a MADD Victim Advocate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

And please. Arrange for a safe ride home anytime your plans include alcohol -- before you go out.

MADD counts on parents to talk to their teens about alcohol and other drugs because 74% of teens say their parents are t...
05/26/2020
Power of Parents | MADD

MADD counts on parents to talk to their teens about alcohol and other drugs because 74% of teens say their parents are the biggest influence on their decisions to drink underage.

Click below to access to our free resources.

MADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.

MADD National President
05/26/2020
MADD National President

MADD National President

A suspected drunk driver ended three lives early Monday morning in Dallas during what should have been a weekend to honor our fallen and celebrate the start of summer. Two more separate suspected drunk driving crashes in Dallas claimed two more innocent lives, including the life of a baby.

Five lives ended. Multiple more seriously injured. And countless lives forever changed. Senselessly. I am devastated.

When you make the choice to drink and drive, you risk not only your own life but those of others. And there are no take-backs.

05/25/2020
MADD Colorado

MADD Colorado

For Memorial Day, MADD joined the Honor Bell Foundation for a special bell tolling ceremony to remember and honor six veterans who were killed by drunk and drugged drivers in Colorado:

-Detective Jeremy Stephen Bitner, Englewood Police Department and United States Army
-Specialist Kale Daren Clay, United States Army
-Senior Airman Kristopher G. Mansfield, United States Air Force
-Brock Charles Severson, United States Navy
-Senior Airman Michael Scott Snyder, United States Air Force
-Trooper Taylor Joseph Thyfault, Colorado State Patrol and United States Army

The Bell Guard provides a tribute of dignity, honor and respect with the Seven Solemn Tolls of the Honor Bell. The bell is tolled seven times, with seven seconds between each toll. The seven tolls represent the many stages in a veteran's life.

We're grateful to the Honor Bell Foundation for this unique opportunity. Thank you to George Brauchler from the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office - Colorado for joining us and tolling the bell. And thank you to the Colorado State Patrol and thColorado Law Enforcement Memorial for hosting us.

At MADD, we will continue to honor these veterans and all victim/survivors by fighting for a future where everyone is safe on our roads.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
U.S. Army
United States Air Force
U.S. Navy

Today we recognize and thank the brave heroes that risked their lives for our freedom.
05/25/2020

Today we recognize and thank the brave heroes that risked their lives for our freedom.

MADD’s private Facebook group is available online exclusively for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving cras...
05/24/2020

MADD’s private Facebook group is available online exclusively for victims and survivors of drunk or drugged driving crashes – We understand that it takes a village to help see us through these difficult times. Join today and chat with others who understand.

Buzzed driving is still drunk driving. If you're going out this weekend, plan ahead. Do not drink and drive.
05/23/2020

Buzzed driving is still drunk driving. If you're going out this weekend, plan ahead. Do not drink and drive.

MADD National President
05/23/2020

MADD National President

This Memorial Day Weekend, as we honor our nation's heroes who sacrificed their lives to save ours, let’s not diminish their valiant actions by making choices that cause senseless, 100% preventable tragedies.

05/22/2020
MADD Colorado

Great message from Colorado State Patrol to those planning on celebrating this weekend.

EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE FROM COL PACKARD

You might think that stay-at-home orders would mean fewer tragedies on our roads. While overall traffic fatalities might be down, injury and fatal crashes caused by DUI drivers on our highways are up—way up.

This Memorial Day weekend, do your part to keep our Colorado roads safe. Plan ahead for a safe ride home if your plans include alcohol or cannabis.

Drunk and drugged driving haven’t stopped. Thankfully, DUI enforcement efforts to remove impaired drivers from our roads haven't stopped either. Do your part to protect our roads. We know our friends in the Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement will do theirs.

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You always have a place at MADD - whether you're a victim or a survivor. You will never have to apologize for the need t...
05/22/2020

You always have a place at MADD - whether you're a victim or a survivor. You will never have to apologize for the need to talk, to say your loved one’s name out loud or share your fondest memory.

While others might not have the strength to support you at this time, we do, and we will. We are here to help. Call us day or night 877-MADD-HELP (623-3435).

If you're celebrating this weekend, please designate a non-drinking, drug-free driver. #drivesober #NoMoreVictims
05/22/2020
MADD National President

If you're celebrating this weekend, please designate a non-drinking, drug-free driver. #drivesober #NoMoreVictims

Bars and restaurants around Texas -- and other parts of the nation -- are opening their doors for the first time in months. I want to remind everyone that even though we're restless, now is no time to get reckless. Life may be returning to normal for many of us. But for the victims of drunk and drugged driving crashes, life will never be the same.

Did you know some of our victim support resources are online? Click below to access helpful guides on coping with trauma...
05/22/2020
Victim Assistance | MADD

Did you know some of our victim support resources are online? Click below to access helpful guides on coping with traumatic death, helping children cope with death, coping with injury, and more. Also available in Spanish.

Long after the crash, survivors, family and friends continue to feel the impact. MADD Victim Services is here to help.

Eased restrictions in most states may increase traffic as we head into Memorial Day weekend. MADD National President Hel...
05/21/2020
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MDPD encourage safe driving ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Eased restrictions in most states may increase traffic as we head into Memorial Day weekend. MADD National President Helen Witty and Miami-Dade Officer Richard Closius teamed up today to warn drivers against drunk and drugged driving. Restlessness is no excuse to be reckless! Always have a plan for a non-drinking, unimpaired driver before leaving home.

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - People have been staying off the roads as a result of the pandemic, and as Memorial Day weekend approaches, police and...

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida
05/21/2020

A message from our partnership with Alert Today Florida

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