Combating Drunk Driving

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  • Rep. Rice Introduces Alcohol Responsibility Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Combating Drunk Driving

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice yesterday introduced H.Res. 305, which designates April as “Alcohol Responsibility Month” and expresses the U.S. House of Representatives’ commitment to support efforts to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking. The resolution is endorsed by the National Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( Original cosponsors of Rep. Rice’s resolution include Reps. Carolyn... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Unveils New Bill to Protect Children from Drunk & Impaired Drivers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Combating Drunk Driving

    GARDEN CITY, NY – As we approach the holiday season, one of the most dangerous periods of the year for drunk driving, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today unveiled major new legislation that will set national standards for criminal penalties against individuals who drive while intoxicated or impaired with a child passenger in the vehicle. Joined by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Colleen Sheehey-Church and MADD New York Executive Director Richard Mallow at the Garden o... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Ride sharing can help reduce drunken driving
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Combating Drunk Driving

    By U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and MADD Executive Director Richard Mallow When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. New York has been a leader in the fight against drunken driving. We were the first stat... Read more