AAA Carolinas is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s MADD Walk in Columbia, SC. MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) hosts walks to raise money to support their efforts to end drunk driving.
“We are proud to be one of the sponsors of this important event which raises awareness and funds for the fight to end drunk driving,” said Tiffany Wright, president of AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety. “MADD Walks honor the families and victims whose lives were forever changed by drunk driving, in hopes that their tragic stories will help save lives and impact legislation. There are loopholes in the current drunk driving laws in South Carolina, especially for first time offenders.”
Currently, South Carolina laws only require ignition-interlock devices for repeat offenders and for first-time offenders who are convicted of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of at least 0.15 percent-nearly twice the legal limit.
Senate Bill 18 is proposed legislation that requires all DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles. The bill passed the Senate but hasn’t had a reading in the House yet.
“We join MADD in support of this life saving legislation and hope lawmakers will make South Carolina the 33rd state to adopt this into law,”added Wright
When: March 23, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: SC Criminal Justice Academy – 5400 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212.
What is MADD?
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save nearly 380,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP.
How Do I Sign Up?
Visit this website for more details.