'Legislators of the Year' announced by MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently announced its “2016 Legislators of the Year,” recognizing state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker and state Rep. Klint Kesto for leadership in the Michigan Legislature to stop drunk driving.

Kesto authored a bill that would require all-drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock on their vehicles in order to drive during a license suspension period.

Schuitmaker authored a bill that would allow the Secretary of State to create a MADD fundraising license plate and assign all proceeds from the sales of these plates to assist MADD in carrying out its mission.

“MADD is proud to work with Rep. Kesto and Sen. Schuitmaker once again this year. They have championed legislation that will save lives, and we are grateful for their unwavering dedication to preventing drunk driving tragedies in Michigan,” said MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church.

MADD’s advocacy efforts originate from the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® that was launched in 2006.

A key component of the campaign calls for the passage of all-offender interlock laws, which requires the use of an interlock device for any convicted drunk driver.


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