MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) recently announced that alcohol-related traffic deaths are at an all time high since 1992 and has called upon Congress to hold immediate hearings to address solutions. According to NHTSA, alcohol-related traffic fatalities exceeded 17,900 for the year 2006, the highest number in 15 years.
We all have known people who have lost a loved one in a car crash caused by a driver who was legally drunk. Our firm has handled hundreds of cases where alcohol was the cause of a motor vehicle crash that resulted in death or serious injury to innocent victims. MADD believes that the reason people continue to drive drunk, despite the devastating effect it has on families, is because they can. There are 1.4 million drunk driving arrests in this country every year and we must make sure these individuals never drive drunk again. Please support MADD in calling upon Congress to developing a plan of action and support its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. This is chance to get involved and do all we can to stop this senseless tragedy that affects not only the victims who are killed or injured in the auto accident, but also their families and friends.
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