NFL Endorses Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving

NFL & MADD TO EXPAND ON PARTNERSHIP IN 2013

Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today that the National Football League will officially endorse and become part of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s “Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving” initiative and expand its partnership with the organization in the 2013 season.

Goodell made the announcement at the NFL’s annual league meeting in Phoenix.  DEBBIE WEIR, MADD chief executive officer, and JAN WITHERS, MADD national president, are making presentations at the meeting in front of NFL owners, coaches, general managers and team executives.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk drivers annually kill nearly 10,000 people and injure more than 300,000. Forty-two percent of all drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes are 21-34 years old and 80 percent are male.

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