Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Definition - What does Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) mean?
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization based in Irving, Texas. The organization works towards stopping drunk driving and teenage drinking while providing support to those affected by drunk driving. Additionally, they push for stricter alcohol policies at both the federal and state levels. MADD was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner, whose 13-year-old daughter was killed by a repeat DUI offender.
Justipedia explains Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is one of the most well-known non-profit organizations in the United States. The organization was founded with a mission to stop drunk driving by educating people on the dangers of driving under the influence and providing assistance to the victims of drunk driving. Over the years, the organization has pushed for stricter alcohol regulations and is credited for many policy changes, including getting the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) level down from 0.10 to 0.08 in every state and maintaining the legal drinking age at 21 years. The organization claims that incidents of drunk driving have been reduced by 50% since its start.