Tag Archives: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

• Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Urban Outfitters booze-themed tops slammed by MADD

Tops with ‘I Drink You’re Cute,’ aren’t considered cute by Jan Withers, national president of MADD. But the Federal Trade Commission says there is no legal way to force the alcohol-related merchandise off retailers’ shelves. Urban Outfitters is catching heat once again over a line of trendy tops that some say glorify drinking for teenagers. […]

• Car interlock devices reduce repeat drunk driving offenses

Car interlock devices reduce repeat drunk driving offenses

Drunk drivers receiving their first conviction were less likely to repeat the crime if they were forced to have alcohol interlock devices on their vehicles, according to an insurance industry study. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied driver records for people with convictions related to alcohol-impaired driving in Washington. When the state expanded its […]

• MADD lobbying for device to prevent drunk driver from starting car

MADD lobbying for device to prevent drunk driver from starting car

When Mothers Against Drunk Driving formed in 1980, it was legal to get behind the wheel and drink a beer in most states. Drunken drivers rarely received more than a fine. And more than 21,000 people a year died in drunken-driving accidents at that time. The Irving-based nonprofit is credited for helping cut drunken-driving deaths […]

• MADD celebrates 30th anniversary, wants alcohol detection locks in all cars

MADD celebrates 30th anniversary, wants alcohol detection locks in all cars

An anti-drunk driving group wants congress to fund legislation to develop a mandatory alcohol detection ignition lock for all vehicles. The group is MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is celebrating their 30th anniversary Thursday.