MAADD holds first ever "Drugs and Driving - A Call to Action" conference
The 2016 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's and Fatality Analysis Reporting System reported that drugs were present in 43% of Hawaii's fatally-injured drivers.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MAADD) held their first ever conference called, "Drugs and Driving - A Call to Action".
Carol McNamee and Dr. Tracy Hof stopped by the Good Morning Hawaii Studio to share about the important message shared at the Thursday event.
The 2016 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported that drugs were present in 43% of Hawaii's fatally-injured drivers, many of whom were teens and young adults. National experts and local stakeholders will gather at the conference to share outreach strategies which have been effective in decreasing drug-impaired driving incidents in other states.
The Drugs and Driving - A Call to Action conference focused on education, prevention and collaboration on the issue of drug-impaired driving among young adults. MADD Hawaii brought together national experts and local stakeholders to address this rapidly growing issue. The conference offered an opportunity to hear strategies for outreach which has been effective in other states and to develop local community and policy agendas that MADD Hawaii and community coalitions can undertake over the next several years.