Yesterday I attended my first Mothers Against Driving Advisory Board meeting in Dallas. As a long-time supporter of MADD, I am glad to be able to work closer with this worthwhile organization so we can prevent drunk driving in Dallas-Fort Worth.
This is crucial. DWIs are far too common. There were over 4,000 crashes caused by drunk drivers in Dallas and Tarrant Counties last year. Tragically they took the lives of 139 people and injured over 3,000 people. This has got to stop.
Just since Saturday night, the news media reported that
- An intoxicated Assistant DA was fired after abusing her Uber driver;
- A drunk driving the wrong way on Central Expressway killed another driver; but also
- Dallas City Council is debating whether to allow some bars to stay open until 6:00 a.m.
This board provides direction and support to MADD, the only group trying to stop these senseless deaths and injuries. Continue reading