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Mothers Against Drunk Driving, often referred to by its acronym “MADD,” is an organization that advocates for the end of preventable drunk driving accidents and fatalities. The organization has a presence in Colorado, as well as other states throughout the nation, and compiles statistics on drunk driving to use to further its important platform. This post will utilize some of MADD’s most poignant findings to discuss the problem that drunk driving is for Coloradoans and Americans across the country.
To begin, MADD estimates that every two minutes in the country, a person suffers injuries in a drunk driving accident. This upsetting fact is eclipsed by the even more terrible fact that around 27 people die every day in crashes involving drunk drivers. Drunk drivers cause pain and suffering for those who are directly involved in collisions with them, as well as for those who lose loved ones in drunk driving accidents.
Drunk drivers often do not get caught the first time that they ever drive drunk. MADD suggests that many arrested drunk drivers have driven drunk around 80 times before they are stopped by law enforcement officials. Additionally, drunk drivers who have had their driving privileges revoked and suspended often do not respect those limitations and drive when and where they are not supposed to.
Drunk drivers are dangerous, and drunk driving accidents are common. It is possible that two out of every three Americans will be involved in a drunk driving crash during their lifetimes. These preventable incidents lead to many losses and much suffering. When a drunk driver’s negligence strikes, victims can take action and seek the counsel of personal injury attorneys who represent victims who have been harmed in these horrible collisions.