Drugged Driving

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Did you know roughly one  in eight weekend, nighttime drivers tested positive for illicit drugs?

Scary isn’t it? We thought so. So Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, along with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), are launching a national coordinated effort to reach our to the underserved and growing number of drugged driving victims across the country. We have always been willing to offer support to victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes, but now we are making a coordinated effort to reach out and serve these victims.

We know that all too often driving under the influence, involves both alcohol and drugs, or drugs alone. In 2009, of the drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes (and were subsequently tested and had results reported), one in three tested positive for drugs. While the substances being used may vary, the cost is often the same, needless deaths and injuries.

Working with this growing problem of abuse of drugs and alcohol will allow us to serve more people and most importantly, save more lives.

For more information on the new drugged driving effort, or on any of MADD’s programs, please head to www.madd.org.

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