Those injured and killed in drunk driving collisions are not "accident" victims. The crash caused by an impaired driver involved two choices: to drink AND to drive. The deaths and injuries caused each year by impaired driving can be prevented...they are not "accidental."
Hello..My name is Lisa, and I created this page with help from MADD and input from my fiance, Lawrence..We became involved in this crusade because it hurts so much to see loved ones and even people we don't know, lose their lives or become emotionally or physically scarred by such a preventable tragedy...Our hopes is that we can both unite online chatters who are affected by this or want to support the cause...Our biggest goal is to capture the attention of ANYONE who drinks alcohol, because YOU are the people who need to be aware and prevent these horrible CRIMES from happening!
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers the following suggestions to help fight impaired driving:
Your best defense against a drunk driver is to wear your safety belt and be sure children are properly secured in child safety seats.
Be a responsible host. Serve food and have non-alcoholic drinks available. Don't let your guests drive after drinking alcohol and never serve alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
Write letters to the editor of local newspapers expressing your concern over drunk driving and underage drinking in your community.
Never ride in a car with someone who has been drinking - call a cab or ask a friend to drive you home.
Support measures to strengthen drunk driving and victims rights laws by contacting elected officials.
Report drunk drivers immediately to area law enforcement from a car phone or pay phone with the license plate number, description of the vehicle, and the direction in which it was traveling. Keep a safe distance from anyone driving erratically and do not try to intervene yourself.
If you or someone you love becomes the victim of a drunk driving crash, call 800-GET-MADD or your local MADD chapter for victim assistance and support.
If You Ever Thought Of Driving Drunk...: A poem based on the life of an innocent victim
C.A.D.D. Message Board: An open forum for all people to discuss and respond to issues dealing with drunk driving
Teens Against Drunk Driving: A website geared towards teaching prevention through a teenagers eyes.
CADD's Angels: A page dedicated to all who have passed away due to drunk driving. A candle is lit beside each name to keep their memory alive.
Awards: CADD has won recognition awards for this site.
John's Homepage: The owner of this page tells his story about being a survivor in a drunk driving accident..John is an inspiration to all
Signal1: This website focuses on prevention of drunk driving through law enforcement's eyes, and making others aware that they lose lives too..
~~Open Arms~~: This page contains a description and form to fill out regarding CADDPals. Basically, if interested, you will be matched up with a CADDPal who will share in your ups and downs.
This People Affected by Drunk Drivers site is owned by
Lisa and Lawrence Newberry.
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