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AAA Carolinas Attends ‘Walk Like MADD’

Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted its tenth annual Walk Like MADD event in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend and AAA Carolinas was a proud sponsor.

Participants in the Walk Like Madd, including families affected by drunk-driving, gathered on Sunday, October 7, to walk and raise $18,000 toward impaired driving awareness and prevention. AAA Carolinas had a booth stationed during the event to help spread awareness about our mission to end drunk driving.

In 2016 in South Carolina, drunk driving caused 6,136 collisions resulting in 331 fatalities – which is 35 more than the year prior. According to MADD, there are 10,497 deaths a year due to impaired driving – which is 29 deaths a day.

MADD was founded in 1980 and now has locations spread across the U.S. Since its founding, the nation has seen a 50 percent decrease in drunk driving deaths on the roads. Each chapter holds fundraisers, events and community walks such as Walk like MADD to raise money for the cause.

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