Four days after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mrs. Candy Lightner founded "Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)". The organization was formed to bring about a change in the drunk driving attitudes of the public, and more specifically in the way convicted drunk drivers were treated by the law enforcement and judicial communities. Within three months, MADD had become a nationwide organization and had incorporated under the nonprofit provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Today, MADD is the focus of national attention with 85 chapters in 29 states, and in those states that have responded to grassroots organizations such as MADD, through the enactment of new and sweeping legislation dealing with the drunk driver, statistics show fewer deaths and injuries in 1982, as compared to 1981.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Amodei, M
  • Publication Date: 1982-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-31
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 228
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM