When my daughter, Cari, was killed by a multiple repeat offender drunk driver in 1980, the statistics were horrifying. We killed 25,000 people each year in impaired driving crashes and hundreds of thousands more were injured. I reduced those numbers dramatically by launching the largest anti-drunk driving organization in the world. It didn't bring back my daughter but it did protect others from experiencing my tragedy. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss Cari, especially during the holidays.
Once I learned that drugged and distracted driving were equally dangerous, I founded We Save Lives to focus on the 3 D’s, drunk, drugged and distracted driving.
Your help and ongoing support of our mission has been critical to our success. Thank you for that and your dedication to safe driving. You make a difference every day when you drive sober and focused, wear a seat belt, and encourage others to do the same.
Your generosity supports the kind of interactive and change-making crash prevention campaigns you can’t find anywhere else, including:
#BUTNOTWHILEDRIVING was created to show that distracted driving is socially unacceptable and just as dangerous as drunk and drugged driving.
Reflections from Inside an award winning video, seen by more than 600 million people around the world is probably one of the biggest deterrents to drunk driving ever, based on our thousands of Facebook comments.
We were the first organization to launch the Drop the A Word video and petition drive which encourages everyone, especially the media to discontinue the improper use of the word “accident” when referring to roadway incidents. Our successes include convincing AP Stylebook to encourage the media to use another word besides “accident.”