This Day in History

On this day in 1980, the daughter of Candy Lightner, Cari Lightner, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Fair Oaks, California. This heartbreaking loss led Candy to found Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization that would become a powerful force in the advocacy for stricter drunk driving laws and the promotion of responsible alcohol consumption. MADD’s efforts have significantly influenced legislation and public attitudes towards drunk driving, saving countless lives in the process.