Remembering Children Killed in DUI Crashes on Mother’s Day
Maybe you saw a story in the news or read about it in the newspaper, or maybe you actually know someone who was forced to endure one of the most horrific circumstances you can encounter in life – The loss of a child. Although the idea of losing a child to any circumstance is unimaginable, what makes the loss of children killed in DUI crashes even more horrific is that it could have been prevented.
When a repeat DUI offender struck and killed her 13-year-old daughter Cari, Candy Lightner experienced what it was like to lose a child to a senseless act. Outraged to discover that the person would be let off with virtually no consequences, she went on to create Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This organization now works world wide to improve driving and driving laws and promote initiatives such as ignition interlocks which work to combat DUI.
In 2010, there were 211 children killed in DUI crashes. This Mother’s Day, there’s no better way to honor those children and the mother’s who grieve them than to take a moment to brush up on drinking and driving laws in your area and make the choice to never get behind the wheel under the influence.