Of all the roles Mothers Against Drunk Driving plays, one that we hold most sacred is to be the voice for impaired-driving crash victims — people who so often have their voice ignored, even after tragedy has been thrust upon them by the reckless actions of others. And once again, a public debate is being held about a law related to impaired driving without fully comprehending the impact the proposal will have on crime victims. We won’t let their voice be ignored.

This round of legislation was brought on by the rise in liquor liability insurance rates in recent years. Doing something to keep these rates in check is acceptable. S.533 is not.

This bill has clear winners and losers, and the losers are impaired-driving crash victims and overall public safety.

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