Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)3MADD identified that underage drunk driving as a social problem because of the number of underage death that were occurring ever year “and the nation based on objective data concerning alcohol-related traffic death trends, legislation passed in each state to reduce the problem, law enforcement efforts, quality of traffic statistics and attention to victims' issues. Those report cardsgalvanized MADD chapter efforts and heightened political pressure on law makers nationwide toimplement policies and programs to reduce drunk driving (Madd.org)”. Beckie Brown was instrumental to contributing to this effort. Making the issue of underage drinking and driving wasmade apparent to legislature in order to change the laws.MADD is the result of new laws changing the legal drinking age and zero tolerance laws now present in all 50 states and DC. The minimum drinking age changed to 21 has been credited to reducing over 28,000 traffic deaths since 1975. Increased pressure in the legal system against drunk drivers with more severe penalties has also been part of the positive effects of the policies created by MADD. MADD has influenced our law makers to see the importance of these laws and giving add and assistance to victims of drunk drivers. There are over 1,200 victim advocates helping victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving. Training and education has been implemented in the schools and publics teaching the ills of alcohol. The internet has helped MADD get more people involved in contacting our legislators about drunk driving or underage drinking. The social influence of MADD has created a number of wonderful corporate sponsors who help support this agency including the National Football League, DialAmerica, General Motors, and many others.