Essay on The Effect Of Drinking And Drunk Driving

1589 Words Oct 13th, 2015 7 Pages
Please write a summary paragraph (at least 4 sentences) of each of the following bullets found on the MADD website: Each worth 5 points - Total of 25 Points

The mission statement of MADD is “to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.” While the mission statement has been slightly revised a couple times since the establishment of MADD, the meaning still rings true. “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influences of drugs or alcohol, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving” was MADD’s original mission statement. In 1984, the first change to the mission statement was put into place.
The Mother’s Against Drunk Driving association was established on September 9, 1980. In October of 1980, MADD holds its first national press conference. Volunteers of MADD then marched in front of state capitols with picket signs to get new drunk driving laws passed. In 1984, the federal government made it a law that no one under the age of 21 had the right to drink. MADD copyrighted its first offical logo in 1992 and in 1997 the madd.org website was created. Then in 2010, MADD announced a partnership with the NFL, asking fans to find a designated driver, which received a great turnout of pledges. Since the creation of MADD, it is estimated that about 330,000 lives were saved thank to the organization.…

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