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MADD Mothers Want More DUI Laws

April 7th, 2008 by flanews

Mothers who lost loved ones in drunk driving accidents want laws changed. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD, gathered at the Capitol Monday to persuade lawmakers to crack down on drunk drivers. One bill MADD supports would require some first time DUI offenders to have a device put in their cars that would keep them from starting the engine if theyd been drinking. The device is commonly referred to as a Blow and Go. Anna Redgate lost her daughter to a habitual drunk driver. She said if the laws were different at the time of the accident, there wouldnt have been an accident.

Statistics show that giving people education and penalties is not the only thing. You really need to utilize technology because freewill is freewill, said Redgate.

Reports show one in every nine drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes had a prior DUI and about a third of all drivers arrested for DUI are repeat offenders.

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