Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) released their Report to the Nation in the 5th year of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Montana earned only One star on a Five-star rating system.
The organization said the Star was awarded to Montana for its low that establishes harsher penalties for drunk drivers who have children in the vehicle.
The national campaign would like to see the state institute a law requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, conducting sobriety checkpoints, "no refusal" activities for suspected drunk drivers, and using Administrative License Revocation (ALR).
The organization failed to note the stiff 24-hour sobriety checks that the Montana legislature passed this year. The law requires convicted drunk drivers have sobriety checks on a regular schedule. You'd think that would've gotten us at least a two-star rating.
Nevertheless, we join MADD in hoping you will be extra vigilant this holiday season, and plan ahead for a safe way home from any party that includes alcohol.