What Can You Do?

What can you do?

2012 New Year’s Resolutions

It may be a new year, but the fight against drunk driving is still as
imperative as ever. So now, at this time of the year, a
time of new beginnings, we are recommitting ourselves to making
an impact in the fight against drunk driving and saving lives in 2012.

This year, we resolve to:

  • Serve 65,000 victims of drunk and drugged driving, as well as
    recruit additional volunteer victim advocates across the country
    to serve even more victims. You can help becoming a MADD
    victim advocate or by spreading the word about MADD Victim
    Volunteer Here.
  • Continue introducing new legislation to states that currently do
    not require convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlock
    devices, and introduce legislation creating enhanced penalties
    for adults who drive drunk with children in the
    car. Join us by going to the policy action site
    to email your legislators to take action.
    Take Action Here.
  • Equip more parents with the tools they need to talk with their
    teens about alcohol and expand our parent outreach, through
    schools during PowerTalk21® and Red Ribbon Week, to more
    than 65,000 parents. Download our free parent
    handbook here and share it with other parents you know that may want
    to start the conversation with their kids about alcohol.
  • Walk Like MADD® with more than 20,000 walkers and raise at
    least 2.5 million dollars at events across the country.
    Get involved and make a difference by registering for a Walk in
    your community here.

More News from MADD

Final Days to Get MADD Props

MADD and the NFL have partnered for football season to encourage teens
to not drink before the age of 21 and to never ride in a car with
someone who’s been drinking. Teens can take a stand by signing
pledges through the MADD’s Power of You(th) Facebook page where
they can also enter to win NFL prizes by drafting friends to do the
same. Make sure to take the pledge before the Super Bowl on
February 5th for a chance to win prizes!

See How Your State Ranks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently
released new 2010 drunk driving fatality data, announcing a reduction
in drunk driving fatalities. This new data from NHTSA shows that
fatalities have dropped 4.9 percent from 10,759 in 2009 to 10,228 in
2010 overall. See where your state ranks for 2010 drunk driving
fatalities here.

A Word from MADD’s National President:

Whatever your circumstances this January, 2012, I wish for you those
moments of happiness – moments of contentment and love that
circumstances cannot take away. My New Year’s resolution: I
plan to do the very best I can to continue our work at MADD of
saving lives and supporting those who have been victimized by impaired
driving. I invite you to join me in these
endeavors. Together we are a powerful force!

Contact Your Lawmakers

See what legislative activities MADD is spearheading in your state and
send a personalized letter or email to your representatives about the
issues important to you. By participating, you can help pass
legislation to keep our roads safe from drunk driving.
Help take action here.


If your New Year’s resolution is to volunteer or to get more involved
in the fight against drunk driving, MADD has a wide variety of
opportunities to match your interests and expertise.
Volunteer here.

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