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MADD holds awareness event in Raleigh

Posted September 13, 2009

— Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) held an awareness event Saturday at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

MADD's Shifting Gears Road Rally and Auto Show raised $25,127, according to its Web site.

“We do believe the message is getting out there,” said Craig Lloyd, MADD's executive director in North Carolina.

Lloyd said drunken driving crashes across the state dropped nearly 20 percent last year. He credits the group's outreach programs for the decline.

“One life we can help save is worth the entire effort,” Lloyd said.

North Carolina still ranks fifth in the U.S. for drunken driving deaths.


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  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Sep 14, 2009

    First I drink at home. Second if I did drink in a bar I would have someone who would drive me home. Third, after one glass of wine I won't be on the road drunk. If I was to be pulled over it would be because an officer was doing his/her sworn duty.
    How can an organization like made kill families when the drunks are the ones committing the crimes.
    Hope you have the sense to stay of the roads when you have been drinking.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Sep 14, 2009

    Have a glass of wine at a bar and then get pulled over. I bet you will not like MADD much after that.

    MADD kills more families than drunk drivers.

  • htomc42 Sep 14, 2009

    Why then is it that MADD's own founder has left the organization, and criticizes it as shifting from road-safety advocacy into an all-out neo-prohibitionist policy?

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Sep 14, 2009

    Ordinary citizen-- MADD will go away when we no longer have drunk drivers murdering innocent people; Till then that organization needs and deserves much support.
    People who usually opposed to them are the drunks on the road...

  • OrdinaryCitizen Sep 14, 2009

    Please go away M.A.D.D