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Social Policy Decisions PaperAnjelica McCartneyBSHS/355September 12, 2016Dr. Seibold Ph.D.
2Social Policy Decisions Paper“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking” (MADD, 2016). Mothers Against Drunk Driving also known as MADD was founded in 1980 and continues to be one of the most influential and most supported non-profit organizations in America. Since its creation, MADD has not only influenced various social policies but also has aided in the creation of some social policies as well. Creation of MADDAccording to History (2016), in 1980 13-year-old Cari Lightner was walking to a church carnival when she was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in a hit and run accident. Clarence Busch, the operator of the vehicle that struck and killed Cari, was driving drunk. Candy Lightner (Cari’s mother), was devastated and outraged after discovering that Mr. Busch was just arrested the week before for a hit and run drunk driving accident and that Mr. Busch had an extensive history of drinking and driving. Candy Lightner was also informed by the police that Mr. Busch

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