MADD grades the states and nation on progress against drunk


Tuesday, November 23rd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Washington-AP) -- Mothers against Drunk Driving estimated today that drunken driving could cause as many as 250 deaths and
13-thousand injuries during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The grim numbers were part of the national "Drunk Driving Report Card."

The nation as a whole earned a grade of C-plus.

Oklahoma earned a passing grade of a B that still leaves room for improvement.

California received the highest grade which was an A. North Carolina, Florida and Utah were close behind with grades of
A-minus.

Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota were at the bottom of the list with D-plus grades.

MADD gave the U-S House of Representatives a D-minus for inaction. MADD says lawmakers failed to schedule a vote to set a national standard for blood alcohol levels at point-oh-eight percent.