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13th Annual Walk Like MADD Event

September 20th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will join the Maryland affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to kick off the 13th annual Walk Like MADD event. Officials will also discuss legislation that will take effect October 1 to combat drunk and drugged driving, as well as new alcohol detection technology. Funds raised through Walk Like MADD help to further MADD’s mission to eliminate impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement, ignition interlocks and support for the development of advanced technology. MDOT MVA has partnered with MADD over the years to implement programs to combat impaired driving.

Earlier this year, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law House Bill 707, which increases penalties for those convicted of a DUI or DWI for first-time and subsequent offenders. Stiffer penalties, including increased fines and jail time for repeat offenders and the doubling of penalties for first and repeat offenders if they transport a minor while impaired by drugs or alcohol, are a part of the legislation that will take effect October 1.

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