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Established September 2003. No one has successfully challenged the statistics on these pages
This web site provides information related to Driver's Rights,
DUI laws and the Anti-Alcohol/Prohibition Crusade

MADD, Inc. received $4,436,481 from arrestees 'forced' (MADD'S word, not ours) to sit in on their VIP panels in 2006
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And in California, police can enter your house without a warrant if they suspect a drunk driver is inside.

Congress will decide whether to force the states through blatant extortion to pass laws mandating seatbelt interlocks for all first time DUI arrestees regardless of their BAC level. The device disables the car if the driver's breath has a minimal hint of alcohol. If you agree that interlocks should only be mandatory for drivers who exhibit actual impairment--those whose BAC readings are above .12 or who are repeat offenders, OR if you just believe in the 10th Amendment of our Constitution, then contact your congressperson and ask them to remove the clause from the 2009 Highway Act.
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2007 Official Gov't Statistics:
www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810985.PDF
Of the 12,998 deaths involving a drunk driver, 10,792 deaths were the drunk driver or his passenger.
2,206 were in other vehicles or pedestrians,
implying that they were all blameless victims.
2,206 is 5% of all traffic fatalities. If any of the 2,206 were impaired is not recorded and who was at-fault is never discussed.
We know that the NHTSA makes up BAC numbers for an average of 60% of the drivers using imputation (statistical probability), so the real numbers will be lower unless they guessed right 100% of the time. The government quietly admits that their figures are approximate and that alcohol impairment did not necessarily lead to the fatalities.
www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810985.PDF
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MADD is now MADD, Inc. The new corporation was lucky enough to get $12,700,000 in government (taxpayer) money in 2004, without lobbying, since that would be an illegal activity for a non-profit organization.
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As we celebrate the freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution on July 4th, reality sets in. Where are you? A scene from East Berlin in 1970? Communism is washed up, but police checkpoints have migrated to a town near you. Welcome to the Brave New World.
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Pavlov: Creating Hate. (It's not just about dogs anymore)
Attempts by government and special interest groups to influence our thinking is not a new phenomenon. In the 50's, we were convinced that there was a Communist under every bed just waiting to enslave us and our families. The Commie hysteria went on to justified the Vietnam war in the 60's.

Think about words or phrases that make your blood boil. "Communist" has lost its magic, but how about "drunk driver"! Twenty-five years and hundreds of millions of dollars spent by our government, MADD and other anti-alcohol groups has rendered us unable to view every drunk driver as anyone other than a vile, child killer. Read any MADD press release. There is always a reference to a specific family member killed and the continued grieving of the mother or father. And with deliberate motivation the killer “drunk” driver morphs into any and all “drinking” drivers, who we are told are just as dangerous; statistics be damned. You can't help but feel sympathy and yearn for justice and/or revenge, but against whom?  

This social conditioning is similar to Pavlov's experiments with his dog. Ring the bell, offer Fido some food and watch him salivate. After a while, just the ringing of the bell causes the dog to salivate. Sound the alarm, mention a dead child and watch the public demand tougher laws against all drinking drivers. 

If he is a killer he should be severely punished, and today's laws ensure that he will be, unless he's a politician or policeman. Why is the same hatred not expressed toward a speeder or red light runner who kills someone?  Because we have not yet been conditioned to hate these killers. Our laws even mandate lesser punishment if alcohol is not involved.  

What happens when the thought control groups reach their goal that it's not drunk drivers but all drinking drivers that are the scum of the earth? It used to be "Don't let friends drive drunk." Now it's "You drink, You drive, You lose." What does that mean? Is it illegal to drive after drinking? If you have a beer and get behind the wheel are you, in MADD's words, the same as a "drive-by shooter?" Say it on TV for 25 years and, the public subliminally gets the message. "It must be true, why would they lie?" 

MADD is determined to convince us that Prohibition was a good thing, it was just done the wrong way. They are doing it through hysterical unverifiable claims that tens of thousands of innocent people are killed by drunk drivers each year. They are doing it by exploiting and highly publicizing only those tragedies that involve alcohol. They are doing it through media coverage that loves the sensational story and never checks the source or the verifiably phony statistics.  

And once we are all conditioned to their alarm bell, there will no longer even be a need for them to feed us their lies..

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Gov't gives MADD, Inc the tools to mislead the public.
16,694 alcohol-related deaths! That's the government's number for 2004. They imply that it is exact--sure looks like it is--but quietly admit it is just an estimate and they never freely define their vague term "alcohol-related."
They also publish another estimated number: 12,874 as the number of deaths involving a drunk driver and then admit that there is nothing in either of these numbers to indicate that alcohol was the cause of these deaths.
They admit none of their numbers are based solely on a computation of actual deaths and that their estimates are based on data that is, on average, 60% incomplete.
They admit to age and gender profiling in deciding if alcohol was maybe involved in a traffic death.
They admit prejudice toward people who own pick-up trucks and those who drive late at night in making their ASSumptions.
They admit that no other civilized country uses their methods of imputation, profiling and guessing to come up with drunk driving statistics.
Finally, they admit that their staggering numbers may be misused and misinterpreted by special interest groups.

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Nationally, 12.8% (Not MADD's 42%!!) of all drivers involved in fatal accidents during 2001 are known to have been intoxicated according to the BAC laws of their state. This number is based on a systematic examination of the official government records of each and every accident involving a fatality during that year in the US. It is based on factual evidence rather than on estimates or guesses. (Individual police case data from www.ridl.us on their statistics page.)
MADD Statistics Prohibition, DUI, Law Enforcement Money, Freedom, Laws, etc.
Keeping Abreast of MADD
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MADD: In their own words
MADD Canada was exposed for mislabeling fund raising costs as "education". MADD USA uses the same tactics but hasn't been called on it yet by the news media.
  2009 figures just added
Traffic Deaths 1993-2009
An easy-to-read Chart

2,200 innocent victims of drunk drivers were killed in 2007. The other deaths  were the drunk drivers, their willing passengers or drunk pedestrians.

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Prohibition:
Their Ultimate Goal

Skeptical? CLICK HERE

"It has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I ever wanted or envisioned," ---MADD's founder, Candy Lightner.

Follow the Money:
And you thought it was about saving lives

In 2006, MADD received $4,436,481 from arrestees who in MADD's words were 'forced' to sit in on their VIP panels.
The 2004 figure was $3,749,000

The 2005 figure was $3,957,095
(More arrests=more money for MADD. Hmm).

EXPOSED! A Former MADD Exec
Speaks Out
The Real Crash
Numbers Revealed

Drink at Home & Lose Your License to Drive
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Relevant
News Stories:
Alcohol, DUI, Police, Checkpoints

Drunks Vs. Seniors
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Freedom, The Law, etc.
 
Quotes with commentary

MADD: (#1)A Short History
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(#2)An In Depth Study

Government 'Fesses Up-
Lies Revealed in their own words
More Interesting News
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Arrest of Prominent People
"Senior Checkpoints" & Driver's Safety Manuals
TOP DOG$ at MADD
"How to Profit from Non-Profit"
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MADD no longer puts their corporate tax return on their website. We had to dig deep to find this "public" information.
Innocent Victims:
The Numbers State by State
Get arrested for drinking in
Virginia Bars

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DUI Arrest in Daytona with
a .00 BAC reading
NHTSA July 4th Freedom Party
"Drinkers not invited"

Word
of MADD
EXCELLENT READING!
How to lie with statistics
College Drinking Study
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Underage
Drinking
The Non-Crime of Drunk Driving

Legalize Drunk Driving

Read them before you pre-judge the titles

MADD's Secret
Strategy
"A lot of truth is said in jest"
Innocent Victims:
42% or 10%?
A Simple Chart for PA
Are You a Drunk?
take the test
Above the Law--
Congress's Drinking Binge
MADD fools the N.J. D.O.T. Crash statistics:
GovMath explained
Did You Know?
What to expect when you are pulled over
Unintended Consequences
of Current Laws & What to do About It


MADD's Victim Invention Program

(requires Adobe Acrobat)
temporarily unavailable
The Sober Driver Menace DUI & the Constitution A Good Cause Gone Bad
Whatever happened to the
Bill of Rights?

Revealing! MADD Circle
of Friends

Does lowering the legal Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) save lives?

Reagan starts the Prohibition ball rolling Drunk Driving Laws are Out of Control

Read more about alcohol & cancer CLICK HERE
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California science gone MADD
"How much alcohol does it take to cause Birth Defects? Even doctors don't know."---PA Liquor Control Board. CLICK HERE

From 2004: The NHTSA assumes we have all succumbed to their anti-alcohol propaganda. This statement appears on their website: "Whereas: Each year drunk and drugged driving leads to one death every 33 minutes, one injury every two minutes and 1.5 million arrests nationally..." No longer is the target group vaguely called "impaired" drivers. Now they are all drunk (or drugged). This bold-faced lie, parrots the misstatements of MADD and shows the true agenda of a supposedly neutral government agency.

Random Fact:
In Fairfax, VA: More than 170,000 vehicles have gone through DWI checkpoints over the past two years, netting a total of 247 arrests for DWI and 169,753 people, (99.85%) stopped for no reason. Taxpayer cost $1,000,000+
Roadblock FAQ's

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Why is DUI different?




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The drunken politician leaps
Upon the street where mothers weep

Links to other sites

The Supreme Court Case allowing checkpoints Equal Justice, Philadelphia-Style
Random Fact:
210,646 people were stopped at sobriety checkpoints in 2003 in Pennsylvania. Only 532 or 1/4 of 1% were found to be impaired. ---NHTSA website, Dec, 2003. (The other 210,000 detainees were no doubt impressed with the efficient use of taxpayer money and manpower.).
DUI Laws for Each State & Driver's Rights

please email links to your state so we can complete the list
A Proposed Law
Just a thought: Do you think the people who have lost loved ones to drunk drivers realize that they are merely pawns in promoting a Prohibitionist agenda? MADD is no longer fighting for stiffer penalties for drunk drivers who kill. They have already fought and won that battle. Instead, the highly publicized tragedies are being exploited by MADD to procure money and condemn alcohol consumption.

For the inquisitive, & patient researcher:
An analysis of drunk driving arrests in Rhode Island

A NHTSA confession:"The results of the inquiry indicate that the definitions used in the United States to track alcohol involvement in fatal crashes are not shared by other developed countries." from NHTSA: Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes--Comparisons among Countries



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~To promote the creation of DUI laws based on facts
~To insure that DUI punishment is based on the severity of the crime
~To retain and protect our Constitutional freedoms
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~To evaluate the motivation of MADD and other groups that influence public opinion
~To eliminate sobriety checkpoints that stop people with no probable cause
~To identify and monitor the Anti-alcohol movement and its agenda


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"Police officers have discretion whenever they stop anyone, but they should particularly extend that courtesy in the case of other police officers and their families," Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association president Jeff Frayler---Newsday

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."---Winston Churchill

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."---Mark Twain

NHTSA and MADD proclaimed that 17,970* people were killed by drunk drivers in 2002.
We said prove it! No one could.
Now they've changed their statement to be less misleading.
Click here for details on our historical $20,000 challenge!


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