Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created because there was a problem in our

Mothers against drunk driving was created because

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created because there was a problem in our society. The problem was an individual could continually behave in a way that was dangerous to others which was driving intoxicated and receive little punishment for repeating offenses. When there is a problem in society policy makers try to identify the causes and then develop social policies that will limit or eliminate the problem. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been a huge driving force in trying to find ways to eliminate the problem of individuals driving under the influence. One social policy Mothers Against Drunk Driving was directly linked to is the raising of the minimum drink age to twenty-one and suspending the license of those driving under the influence. This law was put into place by the Reagan administration and was estimated to save eight hundred lives annually. Mothers Against Drunk Driving was also the driving force in the campaign to lower the national legal blood alcohol level to 0.8 from 1.0 percent. Both of these social policy changes were made able in part by the President of the United States signing laws restricting federal funding of highways in the states that did not comply. While these social policy changes seem like nothing to us now, then it was fought very hard against. This is because

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