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Running head: SOCIAL POLICY DECISIONS PAPER1Social Policy Decisions PaperSaniyyah JohnsonBSHS/355March 20, 2017Pam Harris
SOCIAL POLICY DECISIONS PAPER2Social Policy Decisions PaperMADD was founded on September 5, 1980. On May 3, 1980 13-year-old Cari Lightner of Fair Oaks, California, is walking along a quiet road on her way to a church carnival when a car swerves out of control, striking and killing her. Cari’s tragic death compelled her mother, Candy Lightner, to found the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which would grow into one of the country’s most influential non-profit organizations. Per (history.com staff 2009 MADD founder’s daughter killed by drunk driver)The problem that lead to MADD was because of the amount of deaths, crashes, injuries, and arrests from drunk driving. These incidents are social problems that are caused from the abuse of consuming alcohol. About one-third of the drunk driving problem arrests, crashes, deaths, and injuries comes from repeat offenders. At any given point, we potentially share the roads with 2 million people with three or more drunk driving offenses. Taking away their licenses isn’t enough; 50-75% of them drive anyway. Therefore, we need to require ignition

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