MADD Gets Your Money!
Despite sequestration, budget cuts, deficit spending and general dysfunction in Washington D.C., one thing is clear: M.A.D.D. will always get its money. This week MADD boasted that Congress has provided full funding for the main components of its agenda. The spending bill allows over $50 million for aspects of the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, including:
- $29 million for three annual high visibility “crackdowns.” Two of these crackdowns are the twice yearly Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns, which target drunk drivers and the Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign. By securing this funding, MADD wins the argument about invasive and unpopular checkpoints.
- $20 million dollars for states that pass an all-offender ignition interlock law. Right now, 17 states require interlocks for all offenders. This budgetary coersion will encourage states like Ohio to implement universal interlocks.
- $5 million dollars for advanced anti-drunk driving technology. The advanced technology project, known as the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, is part of a cooperative agreement between federal government and the world’s leading automotive companies. This is the technology promises to eventually eliminate drunk driving by making cars that will fail to operate if the driver is impaired. This funding is being developed without any input from the American consumer.
Grants will also be available to states to address other key areas of highway safety, including distracted driving, occupant protection, motorcycle safety, traffic records and improving graduated driver licensing laws.
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