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

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.