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Mothers Against Drunk Driving aims to stop drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and support the victims of drunk-driving. Candace Lightner established M.A.D.D. after getting encountering a number of drunk drivers. Her eighteen-month-old daughter and son were injured due to a drunk
driver. On the other hand. she spoke to professional and business organizations. The endeavor of Lightner resulted to a blue ribbon commission being created by President Reagan in 1982. The group was established by Candace on May 7. . On the day her daughter died. Four hundred laws were also enacted in connection to drunk driving. She was aware of the possibility that other families may suffer the same tragedy that happened to her family. and became a guest of a number of television shows. 1980 to provide support to other victims and prevent drunk driving. In order to make the public more conscious of the drive and encourage the creation of laws. who was on a school field trip. an older daughter. and her daughter will be a victim of an injustice. Lightner also became a member of a number of committees like the President’s Committee on Drunk Driving and Driving under the Influence of Drugs. National Commission on Drunk Driving. Candace found out that the person responsible for her daughter’s death may not be punished for the crime. which is now considered unacceptable behavior. The commission was tasked to investigate drunk driving as well as driving under the influence of drugs. was killed by due to a drunk-driving incident. she promised to make the tragedy her motivation to do something good in the future. The organization is aspires to encourage an understanding on the risks of drunk driving as well as support strict laws that will deal with the crime. The drunk driver who was responsible for her daughter’s death was in jail two days prior to the incident due to repeated offenses. The message of Lightner was able to effect a significant change in the mind-set of the public in connection to drunk driving.
which was mainly used for advertising. Eventually.. which did not provide support for the program. Offenders caught who drive while intoxicated over the legal limit they are arrested and will have their licenses. and at times it was nothing more than a token punishment. the program began to go in a direction that was not encouraged by Lightner.A. Sanctions for drunk driving were increased. She used the pain from the loss of her daughter as her motivation to work harder. The states began to concentrate on alcohol rather than drunk driving. The legal drinking age in the states was changed to 21 by 1982. and National Partnership for Drug-Free Use. A number of issues faced M. They are also required to pay high fines and join classes. A number of new laws were enacted against driving due to the organization. which meant Lightner had her work cut out for her. Families of victims of drunk driving were .D.National Highway Safety Commission. Candace exerted additional effort on some states that did not change the legal drinking age.A.D. A marked decrease in the number of drunk drivers was noted after the organization was established. It also resulted to a change in the legal age for drinking.D. The problem of drunk driving affected the entire society since it was prevalent prior to the foundation of the organization.D. The consequences were also light. The lives of many people were changed because of M. The new laws were not accepted by some states. The program required funding.
.given peace of mind with the knowledge that the lawbreakers will suffer the consequences due to this social policy. like drugs and sex. Adults are also advised to discourage juveniles from drinking and not to give access alcohol to them. The 12 to 16 age group is critical since adolescents in this age group normally experiment with alcohol and drugs. But the organization continues to struggle to prevent deaths. A reduction in juvenile drinking was also noted. Programs are being implemented to reduce the number of adolescents who start drinking during this stage.D.A. Support is offered to a victim once every eight minutes. The organization provides the one of the biggest victim support services in the United States. M. A number of benefactors provide support for the program in a number of communities. can result from drinking. A number of other social problems. and deal with juvenile drinking. A twenty-seven percent decrease in deaths due to drunk driving was noted since 2006. eliminate drunk driving. is also aiming to provide a secure atmosphere for positive growth among the young ones. A secure environment is necessary to stop this from happening.D.
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