In the Los Angeles region, there are four Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapters that work to get drunk driving accidents off the road.
What's MADD? This group of mothers (and now many fathers) work to stop drunk driving, support those effected by drunk driving, and prevent underage drinking. The non-profit organization started almost 30 years ago and is now considered to be a key player when pushing for harsher DUI and drunk driving legislation.
The organization often works to put the victims in touch with DUI prosecutors, who will fight against a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer. MADD locations currently exist all over California, including Westchester, Palm Desert, San Bernadino and Tustin.
MADD is currently fighting to keep the drinking age in the United States to 21 years old. The drinking age is seen as controversial across the country, since it's higher in the U.S than any other country. MADD also supports installing ignition interlocks in the vehicles of all DUI offenders, which recently passed into a new law and pilot program in California that's slated to start next year.
If you're interested in becoming involved with MADD, you should visit one of their local offices. Each MADD chapter usually puts on events and programs throughout the year. For example, MADD's Orange County chapter in Tustin has fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the non-profit organization. Fundraisers include an annual golf tournament and a drunk driving awareness walk called "Walk Like MADD." For more information about the organization or community involvement, visit http://madd.org.
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