Nationwide, over 10,000 people are killed — and 300,000 people are injured — in drunk driving crashes each year.
“Our MADD TN license plates are rolling billboards raising awareness about impaired driving and thousands of dollars to help MADD’s efforts in Tennessee,” noted volunteer Norris Skelley of Cookeville. Norris and his wife, Aline, were two of the chief volunteers who campaigned to get the MADD TN plate that went into production in 1997.
If MADD TN fails to maintain a minimum of 500 plates in circulation by June 30, the plate will be retired and the organization will lose over $15,000 of annual funding, as well as the awareness that it creates.
Currently, MADD TN needs approximately 60 plates to be purchased. The MADD plate costs $35, with $30.75 going towards MADD’s efforts to make Tennessee roadways safer.
MADD volunteers are urging concerned residents across the state to step forward and make a MADD dash to their county clerk’s office to purchase a plate that will support MADD Tennessee’s work to save lives and serve victims.