Mothers Against Drunk Driving Impact Panels

MADD Impact Panels

Mothers against Drunk Driving or MADD was founded in 1980 by a mother who lost a teenage daughter in a car accident involving a drunk driver.  The program began as a grass-roots campaign and has grown steadily over the past thirty years. MADD has become one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States and has played a major role in many of the nation’s campaigns against drunk driving.  In Arizona, the laws that MADD have supported have made their way into DUI Penalties.  For example, for a DUI offense in Arizona a vehicle ignition interlock device is required for one year. MADD is also offering an Impact Panel as part of court ordered rehabilitation.  The impact panel is designed to illustrate how impaired driving can affect other people.  To gain entry to the class you must first pass a breathalyzer test and pay a class fee ranging from thirty to forty dollars.  Once you complete the course you will be given a certificate of completion that you must present to the court.