Rhode Island Receives 1 out of 5 Stars on Drunk Driving from MADD
The state of Rhode Island received a poor rating of 1 out of a possible 5 stars with regards to efforts to crack down on drunk driving.
The rating given by the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which was included in the groups “Report to the Nation.” The report stated further that Rhode Island is among the states with inadequate legislation against drunk driving, and offered the opinion that the state should legalize sobriety checkpoints, and encourage the enforcement of “no-refusal” sobriety test penalties.
The nation as a whole received an average three-star rating for the group.
Concerns about drunk driving intensify now that holidays are around the corner, as there is an increased possibility of people getting behind the wheel intoxicated, following the many parties and gatherings throughout the season.Tags: Rhode Island alcohol abuse, Rhode Island drunk driving, Rhode Island DUI, Rhode Island MADD