We’re Proud to Support MADD
Did you know in the time it takes to read a brief news article like this one—every two minutes—another person in our country has been injured in a drunk driving crash? From our decades of work advocating for victims of drunk drivers, we’ve seen firsthand the enormous cost to society of this senseless crime, changing in an instant the lives of victims, drivers and their families. That’s why we support the important work of MADD.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver to bring awareness to a danger that was largely unacknowledged at that time. Since then MADD has grown into one of the most influential and widely supported organizations in America, and through its efforts has decreased drunk driving incidents by half. But with 28 people still killed by drunk drivers each day across the country, there is still more work to be done.
This year MADD celebrates the 30th anniversary of the designated driver and Tie One On For Safety, the organization’s longest-running and most visible public awareness project. “Through our support we hope to continue MADD’s important work to end drunk driving with campaigns like Tie One On For Safety,” says Mark Murray. “As we enjoy the holiday season, when drunk-driving incidents traditionally spike, we encourage everyone to show your commitment to eliminating drunk driving by designating a nondrinking driver before the party begins.”