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Alcohol Impaired Driving

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Atlanta, GA

MADD DUI Symposium helps victims of drunk drivers

Recently, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers held their first-ever DUI Symposium in Atlanta. The symposium was developed to offer support for DUI victims and crash survivor families. The invited speakers discussed a range of topics including victim compensation, the Memorial Sign Program, prosecution, and prevention. Learn more here about the symposium.

Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX

How to Deal with Drunk Drivers

A stunning 31% of all the traffic deaths in the United States were involving people who drove while they were intoxicated. That’s no less than 10,000 persons a year or 28 a day! Driving while intoxicated is commonly known as DUI (driving under the influence), but in some states it’s also referred to as DWI (driving while intoxicated), OWI (operating while impaired) and OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence). This is not only very deadly, but also illegal in all 50 states.

Everett-Bellingham WA

This one device can help keep drunk drivers from doing further harm

About the size of a cell phone, an ignition interlock device is wired into the ignition system of a drunk driver's car. To go anywhere, the driver must blow into the device and register no alcohol on his or her breath. If there's a measurable amount, the car will not start. Does this device work? Yes, and here's how

Everett-Bellingham WA

Do ignition interlock devices work to keep drunk drivers off the roads?

If a drunk driver is caught and reprimanded through fines, loss of license, and even jail time, does it mean that the lesson is learned? Unfortunately, the data says no. The hope is always that he or she will never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol again. An ignition interlock device can greatly reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road by enforcing behavior change and consequences for harmful choices. Click here to learn more about the effectiveness of interlock devices in keeping drunk drivers off the roads.

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