“In September 2012, I was a passenger in a drunk driving crash. As a result of the crash, I fractured my C2 vertebrae (in my neck) in two places and was placed in a halo brace for almost 4 months. It’s a miracle that I’m alive and able to walk. 2 years ago, I started BADD in support of those who aren’t here today, those who are unable to move on their own and those who can no longer formulate a sentence as a result of drunk driving.” – Jordan Santos
BADD (Babes Against Drunk Driving) is an independent group committed to raising funds and awareness for the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). As one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge. Every dollar donated counts in the fight to end drunk driving and all its victims. Your donation will go to work instantly to help save lives and serve people through MADD’s vital victims services and awareness programs provided at no cost to communities throughout America.
Drunk driving statistics:
On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
In 2014, 9967 people died in drunk driving crashes — one every 52 minutes. (NHTSA)
In 2013, 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes. (NHTSA)
In 2013, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol — that’s more than the population of Texas.
Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
Someone is killed by a drunk driver every 52 minutes, which means each day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
Drunk driving costs this country $199 billion a year. That’s almost $800 per adult.
Since MADD’s founding in 1980, they have helped to cut drinking driving fatalities by more than half (53%) and save more than 350,000 lives. (As of 2016; Note: These numbers are updated annually.)
MADD has provided free supportive services to nearly one million victims.
MADD popularized the term “designated driver” since the mid-80s.
Ever year MADD educates about 200,000 offenders convicted of their first DUI.
Today, BADD can see a future without drunk driving, but need your help to get there. Please join in their fight by pledging to support MADD and the future of No More Victims®.
Until there are No More Victims®, MADD will continue to speak up and fight for stronger laws. Because the truth is, the solution couldn’t be simpler. It all boils down to a single choice. A commitment to never driving impaired. And yet there is so much more work to be done!
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