June 5, 2008
MADD’s Statement About the School Program “Every 15 Minutes”
A recent news report erroneously connected Mothers Against Drunk Driving with the school program “Every 15 Minutes.” While MADD volunteers do occasionally assist their local high schools with the program by telling how their lives have been touched by drunk driving, “Every 15 Minutes” is not and has never been a MADD school outreach program, nor was it designed by MADD. During a recent presentation of this program in San Diego, Calif., a MADD volunteer shared her personal story as a victim of drunk driving at a school assembly. That was the extent of MADD’s participation in this particular event.