Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers celebrates 35th Anniversary

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) celebrated its 35th anniversary in Hawaii today by delivering cupcakes to lawmakers.

In 1984, MADD Hawaii became chartered in Honolulu, Maui County and Hawaii island.
     
Since then, they’ve been working with lawmakers to reduce the number of traffic fatalities by passing laws.

The first law they helped pass was raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 and they’re working on more this legislative session.

“We would love to see a constitutional amendment for victim’s rights. We are working on some things to increase the use of ignition Interlock. Make the ignition Interlock statute stronger so we have more people using them. Therefore, getting seriously impaired drivers off the road,” said MADD Hawaii’s founder, Carol McNamee.

So far this year, there have been 14 traffic fatalities in Hawaii.

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