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1 Blunt Truth Conference Debbie Weir MADD CEO

2 Mission Moment Honoring Victims Emma Longstreet 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving

3 Telling Victim Stories 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving

4 Who We Are Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors serving one person every 15 minutes at no charge.

5 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving What We ve Accomplished 300,000 lives saved, and more than 300,000 victims served and counting. In 2013, MADD served more than 50,000 victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes. Nationally, the number of drunk driving deaths has been cut in half since MADD was founded in 1980.

6 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving With so far to go Two out of every three people will be impacted by drunk driving in their lifetime. Every day, 28 people will be killed in a drunk driving crash. And someone will be injured every 2 minutes.

7 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving South Carolina - high toll of drunk driving 358 people killed in drunk driving crashes and over 10,000 are injured 42% of all traffic fatalities are drunk driving related 3 rd worst in the country Costs South Carolina over $6.9 billion per year

8 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Substance Impaired Driving Crashes Substance impaired driving crashes are not accidents. Accidents are unavoidable. Crashes are 100% preventable 100% avoidable.

9 MADD Brand Promise Drunk Driving Underage Drinking Victim Services

10 MADD Brand Promise

11 MADD Brand Promise

12 History MADD s first mission statement, 1980: To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims, and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving."

13 VISION A nation without drunk or drugged driving As of January 1, 2015

14 MISSION MADD s mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. As of January 1, 2015

15 Keys to Success Building grassroots support Humanizing the issue telling victim stories Building collaborations with key partners Media focus 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving

16 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Support the heroes who keep our roads safe. Highvisibility law enforcement catches drunk drivers and discourages others from driving drunk. Require all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlock devices Advance Vehicle Technology. Creating a car that inexpensively, and unobtrusively determines whether or not the driver is at or above the legal limit of.08 BAC and fails to operate if the driver is impaired.

17 Victim Services/Support MADD has a 24/7 support line for victims, taking 500 calls per month. Local MADD victim advocates connect in person with victims, supporting them through the legal process and the emotional healing process. MADD serves a victim or survivor of drunk driving every 15 minutes.

18 Underage Drinking Prevention One out of every four 8th graders has tried alcohol. Almost half of all 10 th graders drink. One in six teens binge drinks. Only one in 100 parents believe his or her child binge drinks. Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year.

19 Underage drinking the impacts Taking away the keys doesn t take away the risks Underage drinking use kills about 4700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined Mothers Against Drunk Driving

20 College drinking is especially problematic Each year, drinking by college students contributes to: 1,825 student deaths 599,000 injuries 690,000 assaults 97,000 sexual assaults 150,000 alcohol-related health problems A quarter of college students have had negative academic consequences as a result of drinking Also, a quarter of college students report drinking to the point they forgot where they were or what they were doing College students are more likely to drink and drink to excess than their non-college counterparts of the same age Mothers Against Drunk Driving

21 Drugged Driving Long provided free victim services to those impacted by drunk and drugged driving Long supported law enforcement efforts to prevent and detect drugged driving

22 Why MADD? Drugged driving is becoming an increasing problem with the legalization of marijuana The issue needs our expertise, attention and data-driven approaches We don t want to get behind of a related, emerging issue

23 Drugged Driving We didn t know enough about drunk driving when we were founded. We are in a similar situation today with drugged driving.

24 Drugged Driving Continue to support drugged driving victims and law enforcement efforts Creation of Drugged Driving Task Force

25 Alcohol is by far the most commonly used drug on our roadways.

26 Drugs Drugs = ALL legal and illegal drugs.

27 Challenges -Impairment The presence of drugs does NOT equal impairment. No uniform cut off level among drugs like.08% BAC for alcohol Impairment levels vary among each drug

28 Drugged Driving Drugged driving is a problem in every community across the country. Because drugged driving statistics are under-reported, we don t know the magnitude of the problem.

29 Drugged Driving The best way to stop drugged driving is to do more drunk driving enforcement.

30 Drugged Driving We need more law enforcement training to detect drug impairment. Support enforcement, prosecution and adjudication of drugged driving laws

31 Crashes 57% of fatally injured drivers had alcohol and/or other drugs in their system 17% had both. No widespread or consistent data collection at the state/local level

32 NHTSA Studies 2014 Roadside Survey & Virginia Beach Crash Causation Study

33 Facts Alcohol still poses the greatest crash risk on the road with drivers at.08 more than 4 times likely to cause a crash.

34 Roadside Survey Number of weekend nighttime drivers with evidence of drugs in their system climbed from 16.3 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in Number of drivers with marijuana in their system grew by nearly 50 percent. More than 15 percent of drivers tested positive for at least one illegal drug, up from 12 percent in 2007.

35 NHTSA Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk Study Marijuana users were about 25 percent more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use. Other factors such as age and gender appear to account for the increased crash risk among marijuana users. Ongoing research will refine our understanding of when marijuana use by drivers increases the risk of crashing.

36 Referring/Partner Resources Traffic Safety/Enforcement Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): ondcp.gov Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA): justice.gov/dea NHTSA s Impaired Driving (drug-related) Reports: nhtsa.gov Governor s Highway Safety Association (GHSA): ghsa.org

37 Referring/Partner Resources Substance Use, Abuse & Treatment National Institutes on Drug Addition (NIDA): nih.nida.gov National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD): ncadd.org Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA): cadca.org

38 Real Reasons Not to Drive Impaired 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving

39 Building safe and healthy communities Limestone College DII National Lacrosse Champions Mothers Against Drunk Driving

40 Keeping our loved ones safe 2014 Mothers Against Drunk Driving

41 Together, we are saving lives. Thanks for all you do. QUESTIONS?

42 No More Victims.

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