Saturday, May 12, 2012

Guest Post: Mother's Day & MADD

In Honor of Mother's Day, today's guest post comes from MADD.

Mother’s Day is a very important holiday at MADD, since we were founded by a mother who lost her daughter to drunk driving. This Mother’s Day, we honor all of the victims who have lost a mother or a child to drunk or drugged driving.

For more than 30 years, MADD has worked hard to put an end to drunk driving. Study after study shows what happens when alcohol and driving are mixed—tragedy. But while drunk driving remains one of the primary threats on America’s roadways, alcohol isn’t the only drug that causes heartbreak on our roadways. We are also seeing a growing trend of drugged driving crashes, including illicit drugs, prescriptions drugs (when not used properly) and inhalants. Although the substances are different, the consequences are the same—needless deaths and injuries.

MADD provides support to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes. If you are a victim or survivor, call MADD's 24/7 Victim/Survivor Support Line at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435) to speak with a victim advocate at no cost, or send us an email at victims@madd.org.

The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is looking forward to working more closely with MADD on the issue of impaired driving.

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