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  Medina MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
MADD supports laws that would require that offenders install these devices on their vehicles during probationary periods and as a prerequisite to being issued a limited driving permit or a probationary or restricted license, where such restricted permits are permitted by law.
MADD supports a prevention component to health care reform and supports a substantial increase in taxation on alcoholic beverages as a means of covering the cost to society caused by misuse of alcohol and as a means of supporting prevention programs including countermeasures to alcohol-impaired driving.
MADD supports an increase in excise taxes on wine and beer to alcoholic equivalent to taxes on distilled spirits, and indexation of tax rates applicable to alcoholic beverages as a means of covering cost to society caused by misuse of alcohol and as a means of supporting prevention programs including countermeasures to alcohol-impaired driving.
my.ohio.voyager.net /~sgiffin/medinamadd/issues.htm   (3975 words)

  
 MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption.
MADD was founded by a small group of California women in 1980 after a 13-year-old-girl was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
MADD has a limited number of posters that it is making available to schools in order to educate students about the dangers of drinking alcoholic beverages.
www.pond.com /madd/index.shtml   (243 words)

  
 Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is not an accident; it is a violent crime.
Unlike all other forms of violent crime in the United States, drunk driving fatalities are on the decline, thanks in part to enhanced public awareness of the problem and an increased commitment to put an end to this very preventable tragedy.
Victim Impact Panels have been in operation since 1982, providing a forum for victims of drunk driving crashes to share their stories with offenders who are mandated to attend Panels as part of their sentences.
www.safetycops.com /drunk_driving.htm   (963 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Summary
MADD and other advocates of the 21-year old minimum drinking age claim that the harm of underage consumption of alcohol stems from their belief that the brain does not stop developing until the early 20s.
MADD also ignores the fact that many other countries, including Canada and Mexico have their legal drinking age set at 18 and that no government has endorsed the theory that alcohol consumption retards brain development.
MADD frequently cites this statistic as "proof" that a high drinking age saves lives, however its critics have pointed out that similar fatalities among the same age group in Canada have dropped by a similar proportion despite the fact that Canada's drinking age remains at 18 or 19 (depending on the province).
www.bookrags.com /Mothers_Against_Drunk_Driving   (4878 words)

  
 Candy Lightner: Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The object of her organization was to raise public awareness of the serious nature of drunken driving and to promote tough legislation against the crime.
Candy Lightner was recognized as the founder of MADD by the movie "Mothers Against Drunk Drivers: the Candy Lightner story." Candy Lightner was recognized as the founder of MADD by researchers when they prepared her biography for The Biographical Dictionary and other reference works.
In fact, Candy Lightner appears to be recognized as the founder of MADD by everyone except MADD, which is angry with her for not agreeing with its newer radical anti-drinking agenda.
www2.potsdam.edu /hansondj/Controversies/1119636699.html   (863 words)

  
 The Reputation of MADD
MADD is an outgrowth of "the ideology of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union." J. Leitzel, University of Chicago.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving's "ongoing push to compel states to adopt ever-lower standards for being legally drunk‚ is becoming a prohibitionist jihad driven by hysteria, not medical reality." Washington Times.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is guilty of "dubious budget and fundraising tactics." (MADD deceptively lists fundraising mailings as educational activities rather than fundraising activities.) American Institute of Philanthropy.
www.alcoholfacts.org /ReputationOfMADD.html   (1502 words)

  
 MADD: Northern Virginia Chapter: MADD NoVA
MADD is recruiting volunteers for Victim Impact Panels, Court Monitoring, and Victim Advocates.
MADD Northern Virginia sponsors FREE support groups for injured victims and for relatives and friends of those who have been killed in drunk driving crashes (regardless of how long ago).
Drunk driving is the nation's most frequently committed violent crime, killing someone every 30 minutes.
www.maddnova.org   (758 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Due in large part to MADD’s efforts, more than an estimated 138,000 people are alive today and an untold number have received comfort, support and assistance in dealing with the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.
In 1984, MADD changed its name to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to reflect its mission to eliminate a crime and to focus on the act of drunk driving.
Following the name change, MADD condensed its mission statement to "stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime." Later, MADD updated its mission statement to reflect its long-running efforts to prevent underage drinking.
www.ideafinder.com /guest/madlist/amd-madd.htm   (307 words)

  
 About MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Candace Lightner in Sacramento, California after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver.
MADD's mission statement "to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking," is indicative of their new additional focus on reaching out to the nations' youth.
MADD publishes the MADDvocate, a print publication for victims and advocates and also offers a 40 hour advocate education program to train advocates in serving victims through national and state toll-free numbers, as well as e-mail and local advocate services.
www.dwi.com /alcohol-awareness   (575 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
MADD was founded by Candy Lightner, a woman whose daughter was killed by a repeat drunk driver.
Research suggests that members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving tend to be motivated largely the desire for vengeance against those they hold guilty for the death of their loved ones.
MADD’s defense of cell phones might be related to the fact that the cell phone industry has provided free cell phones and cell phone service to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
www2.potsdam.edu /hansondj/DrivingIssues/1061321660.html   (1012 words)

  
 MADD Online: Home
MADD Announces National Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving
The 5th annual MADD Media Awards program recognizes media professionals and organizations for outstanding coverage of issues related to MADD’s mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
MADD will be holding an online candlelight vigil this holiday season so you can light a 'virtual candle' and submit a tribute message to a loved one or friend impacted by drunk driving.
www.madd.org   (286 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Our mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
One of the primary goals of MADD is to provide victim services to victims who have been injured or impaired in driving crashes and to families whose loved ones have been killed or injured as a result of these crashes.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has received significant support from the general public in our mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
www.maddcfl.org   (244 words)

  
 Against Drunk Driving
Drunk driving should not be treated as if someone "made a mistake" and had one drink too many.
Drunk driving is typically chronic behavior and drunk drivers are typically unrecognized alcoholics.
Mothers' Against Drunk Driving national page to inform you about the impact of drunk driving and how to find a local or state chapter.
home.earthlink.net /~judydouglas/drunk.html   (734 words)

  
 Accident Reconstruction Network - Drunk Driving/DUI/DWI
California Drunk Driving - Advocacy, rehabilitation, and legal defense aspects of DUI and DUI laws in California.
National Drunk Driving Defense Task Force - Lawyers who have successfully defended DUI and drunk driving cases and exhibit the desire, skill in defending drunk driving cases.
By requiring the defendant to perform a series of unusual maneuvers and acts, the officer was able to detect certain aspects of the defendant's physical and psychological condition that were not detectable through simple observation by any member of the public or a police officer located in a public place.
www.accidentreconstruction.com /research/drunk/index.asp   (586 words)

  
 MADD house - Mothers Against Drunk Driving fights to reduce permissible blood alcohol content for drivers - Brief ...
Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980 by Candy Lightner after a drunken man who had multiple convictions for driving while intoxicated ran down and killed her 13-year-old daughter.
Lightner herself has quit MADD because she thinks it has become ''overzealous.'' The group is now devoting its energies to putting pressure on state legislatures around the country to lower the permissible Blood Alcohol Content for drivers from.10 to.08.
MADD argues that even ''at.08 BAC, a driver is 16 times more likely to be involved in a crash'' than if he had consumed no alcohol at all.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n18_v50/ai_21168708   (693 words)

  
 MADD rates U.S. a "C" on drunk driving issue - Mothers Against Drunk Driving Modern Brewery Age - Find Articles
MADD President Wendy Hamilton called Montana "abysmal," noting the number of alcohol-related crashes in the state, its failure to set 0.08 percent as the legal blood-alcohol limit and a lack of support for making failure to wear a seat belt a primary traffic violation.
MADD said the lower grade was due to the increase in the number of deaths, which went from 16,572 in 1999 to 17,448 in 2001.
MADD's recommendations to reduce the number of deaths include tougher penalties against drunken drivers with suspended licenses and BAC of 0.15 percent or more.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3469/is_48_53/ai_95501878   (449 words)

  
 MADD Strides for Change: Who is MADD?
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grass roots organization with around 600 chapters nationwide.
MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption – MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
MADD does a walk to raise awareness and funds to support the much needed efforts for prevention, education, and enforcement about drunk driving and underage drinking in communities.
support.madd.org /site/PageServer?pagename=wp1_who_is_MADD   (194 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a non-profit victims' rights organization in the United States and other countries.
First of all, he argues that MADD seems silent on the issue of cell phones and other electronic gadgets, which are also a major cause of automobile crashes.
MADD has made a blanket charge that “opponents of sobriety checkpoints tend to be those who drink and drive frequently and are concerned about being caught”.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mothers_Against_Drunk_Driving   (3162 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MADD Annapolis Valley is also involved in assisting victims of impaired driving crashes.
MADD Annapolis Valley has recognized a need for public education in the Valley area on the dangers of drinking and driving.
In the spring of 1999 MADD Annapolis Valley sponsored showings of the multimedia production "Twenty 1" at both Windsor Regional and Central Kings in what was scheduled to be a start for all area high schools on a three year rotation basis.
www.nsnet.org /madd   (638 words)

  
 OWI - DUI - DWI - MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Madd Mothers are clearly the prominent promoter of the injustice and foolishness surrounding OWI laws.
Madd Mothers have actively promoted and encouraged vengeful laws that cast too wide a net to ensnare many innocent citizens for the sake of their misguided world view that seems to blame alcohol for all traffic problems.
Madd Mothers should find something more positive and productive to do with their time and money.
www.drunkdriverinfo.com /OWIMADDPage.asp   (284 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime.
While this is huge progress, we must not fool ourselves into thinking we have won the war against drunk driving.
Officer Ticer was killed by a drunk driver in the line of duty on May 12, 1988.
members.aol.com /MADDSHOALS/homepage.html   (540 words)

  
 DUI Prevention and Help - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Boulder DUI Attorney
We have formally embraced the prevention of underage drinking because of the extent of this terrible problem and its impact on drunk driving.
Without efforts to prevent underage drinking, there could be an increase in the number of drunk driving deaths and injuries among these inexperienced drivers.
MADD also helped pass the federal 21 minimum drinking age and zero tolerance laws across the country.
www.orrlaw.com /dui_prevention/madd.html   (715 words)

  
 GOHS and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Sensory Experience (GA)
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Sensory Experience’s goal is to reduce the number of crashes caused by young, impaired drivers by educating them about the facts concerning underage drinking and driving.
MADD provided promotional materials prior to the event and a host to introduce the videos and interact with the students and faculty to reinforce the project's message.
Screened the 38-minute MADD video called Fake ID that focuses on teens having control, the definition of true friendship, dispelling the myth that "everyone is drinking," the consequences of underage drinking, encouraging youth activism, making good decisions, and dealing with the pressure to use alcohol.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov /people/outreach/safedige/spring2004/SPR04_W12_GA.htm   (504 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving: MADD predictably hits the funding wall
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is in the news, as a result of a Toronto Star investigation that revealed that something like 81 cents of every dollar donated to this charitable organization goes to fund telemarketers and door-to-door fund raising campaigns.
MADD does this, [Chief Executive Officer Andrew] Murie has said, on the theory that their calls for cash are also spreading the message that drinking and driving is a criminal offence with sometimes fatal consequences.
MADD has been the greatest organizational abuser of civil liberties in the past decade....essentially justifying police state interverntions where no just cause exists....police road blocks, police detention without cause or chrge, roadside fishing expeditions, promoting criminal punishments that far exceed the offence.
stevejanke.com /archives/208398.php   (2144 words)

  
 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Non-Profit Organizations - American Health and Healing
Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the nation.
MADD is a not-for-profit, grassroots anti-DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or Impaired) organization of victims, victims’ families, and concerned citizens working in your community to prevent drunk driving and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by drunk driving.
Conceived by Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Long Island Chapter, the memorial will be built on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, Long Island.
www.lohaschannel.com /Pages/ADmadd.html   (719 words)

  
 MADD Tennessee : Activism, Victim Services, Education
MADD has developed a simple way for you to communicate with legislators through our On-Line Advocacy Center.
To stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking.
One woman’s teenage daughter was killed by a drunk driver who had just been released on bail for another drunk driving charge.
www.maddtn.org   (718 words)

  
 MADD Georgia
MADD needs the public’s commitment to drive safe, sober and buckled up in order to save lives and prevent needless injuries due to alcohol-related traffic crashes.
MADD’s Tie One On for Safety Campaign urges motorists to tie a MADD ribbon to a visible location on their vehicles as a pledge to drive safe and sober and wear their seat belts, and reminds others to do the same.
MADD’s signature red ribbons will be handed out to remind motorists to drive safe and sober especially during the holiday season.
www.maddga.org   (183 words)

  
 Brazos Valley MADD Homepage
We are committed to our mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Founded in 1982, MADD Brazos Valley was one of the first chapters in the United States.
This ongoing role has not been easy, but with the support of the community and volunteers, our influence has become stronger, our words have reached people from all walks of life, and we are here, working to educate people on how we can prevent drunk driving.
www.maddbv.org   (250 words)

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