Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging law enforcement and states to crack down on drunken drivers during the upcoming holiday season.
MADD recently became aware of a 4.6 percent increase in traffic fatalities involving drunken drivers in the past year and is taking a stand.
MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving and the national highway administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over have been working to save lives and improve safety.
“This news is frustrating because we know what works, and we know how to stop these senseless tragedies,” MADD President Jan Withers said in a statement.
MADD recommends that everyone plan ahead and designate a nondrinking drivers during the holidays.
MADD also is calling for more sobriety checkpoints to prevent fatalities.