November 30, 2009

MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Marks 3rd Anniversary

Just a few weeks ago, MADD achieved yet another success in its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving with the passage of a first offender interlock law in New York. The victory comes on the heels of the Campaign's third anniversary.

In 3 years, MADD has:
  • Passed statewide requirements for interlocks at .08 BAC in 12 states and a major pilot program covering four counties in California.
  • Facillitated the establishment of a cooperative research agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the world’s leading automobile companiesand design prototypes are expected by the summer of 2010.
  • Spread the word about the potential of technology as an antidote to the scourge of drunk driving.

Most importantly, lives have been saved. New Mexico and Arizona, two states to adopt a first offender interlock law, have seen fatality reductions of 35 percent and 33 percent respectively.

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