MADD Hawaii

What We Do

About MADD Hawaii

MADD’s mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

  • In Hawaii, over the past 10 years, 40% of all traffic fatalities across the state were crashes in which at least one driver was alcohol-impaired.
  • Drugged driving is a growing and complex problem.
  • One in four car crashes with teens involves an underage drunk driver.
  • The emotional cost to families and friends of those killed or seriously injured is immeasurable.

Impaired driving crashes are 100% preventable.

How does MADD help

  1. Through its national Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving which calls for:
    1. Supporting law enforcement’s efforts to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from driving while impaired
    2. Working for effective ignition interlock (in-car breathalyzer) laws in states to keep known risky drivers off our roads
    3. Working with a national team toward technology on all new cars to prevent drivers with illegal blood alcohol from operating the vehicle
  2. By educating teens and parents about alcohol and the problems associated with underage drinking
  3. By conducting public awareness programs like Tie One On for Safety which asks drivers to tie a MADD red ribbon onto their vehicles to pledge to be a safe and non-drinking driver over the holidays

By supporting the victims of impaired driving crashes

MADD Hawaii is here for those who want help…

Victim support has always been a core focus of the MADD organization. Today, we’re one of the nation’s largest victim service organizations. MADD realizes the depth of loss when a loved one has been killed or injured. We understand the holes in the hearts of thousands of people in our country and our state.

MADD Hawaii provides:

  • free and confidential support services to injured victims and to families and close friends of those who have been killed
  • a range of free brochures, books on grief, and other literature
  • court accompaniment and criminal justice system navigation
  • an annual candlelight vigil of hope and remembrance held during the holiday season
  • the possibility of serving on a “Victim Impact Panel” where victims share their stories with people who have been arrested for DUI

If you need help or just desire to talk, call our Hawaii Victim Phone Line: 808-532-6233 National 24 helpline: 1-877-MADD-HELP

You can help MADD change these odds by:

  1. PARTICIPATING in our annual Walk Like MADD
  2. TALKING to your legislator about improving highway safety
  3. VOLUNTEERING your time – just call or email the MADD Hawaii office
  4. DONATING to keep MADD working toward a safer Hawaii

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Keiki, Kupuna, Social Services, Health & Wellness, Preparedness & Response, Education & Training, Civics & Politics, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Military & Veterans, Non Profit Support

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