302 West Cotton Street
(Police/Municipal Court Bldg)
Longview, TX 75601
PO BOX 3895
Longview, TX 75606
MADD Presentation August 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM CS hours!!!!
Teen Court (mandatory for all current offenders enrolled with an end date after July 25th) Tuesday, August 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm for a Mother's Against Drunk Drivers presentation. Participants will receive 3 Community Service hours for attending and 6 Community Service Hours total if a parent/legal guardian accompanies them. The program will be split up into two different groups: One hour will be dedicated to each group (parents in one room and teens in the other) with the final thirty minutes being both parents and teens.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives… and counting.
But even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses.
Parents if you don't think you need to attend just look at some of the statistics listed below.
About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.
Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
In fatal crashes in 2011, the highest percentage of drunk drivers was for drivers ages 21 to 24 (32 percent), followed by ages 25 to 34 (30 percent) and 35 to 44 (24 percent).
In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 122 (54% percent) were riding with the drunk driver.
High school students who use alcohol or other substances are five times more likely to drop out of school.
Kids who start drinking young are seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter involve an underage drinking driver.
Almost one in three 8th graders has tried alcohol.
MADD serves a victim or survivor of drunk and drugged driving every eight minutes.