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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Judges, Prosecutors Must Recognize Drunk and Drugged Driving as Violent Crimes

Only 8 states have laws that both protect the rights of victims of fatal drunk driving crashes and ensure jail time for offenders WASHINGTON — In January 2019, a judge in Idaho sentenced a man who had a blood alcohol concentration nearly three times the legal limit when he struck and killed a woman crossing…

New MADD Report Shows Only 59% of Drunk Drivers Are Convicted

A new Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Court Monitoring Report shows 59% of drunk drivers are convicted of their charges. The nationwide average reflects observations and data collected by MADD court monitors in 15 states from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The conviction rate is lower than in 2018, when MADD’s court monitors…

At Home With Your Kids: Perfect Time to Talk About the Risks of Underage Drinking and Drug Use

With schools and extracurricular activities canceled around the nation and many adults working at home, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and national presenting sponsor Nationwide are encouraging parents to take this extraordinary time of family togetherness to talk to their children about the risks of underage alcohol and drug use. Every year, as part of…

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