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About R.I.D.

R.I.D. stands for Remove Intoxicated Drivers and it is a national organization of volunteers dedicated to making our streets and highways free from the devastation associated with drunk driving.

R.I.D. Milestones:

  • First anti-DWI citizen action group.  1978
  • First computer-assisted volunteer DWI sentencing research. 1979
  • First victims' rally and candlelight vigil, Albany, NY March 1980
  • First omnibus anti-DWI bill package passed, NY May 1980
  • First court mandated victim impact panel, Oswego County, RID 1981
  • STOP-DWI self-funding program enforcement in NY counties, Unique to New York 1981.
  • Mother's Day Memorial Balloonaway, May 1981 held in 17 United States cities.
  • Victim Rights Manual, 1982
  • Lights for Life Memorial Motorcade, April, 1982 Rochester, NY City
  • First DWI victim impact statement, Albany County Court, 1982
  • First Handbook for DWI activists: "How Can I Help" 1982
  • First mandated adult primary seatbelt law in U.S. N.Y. 1984
  •  First launching of the national RID SNAP Campaign (Sane National Alcohol Policy) to curb alcohol ads aimed at youth SNAP adopted entirely by former Surgeon Gen. Koop Workshop in 1988. 
  • RIDley to the Rescue, Child's safety-pet seatbelt campaign, 1989
  • Grassroots Media Action Manual, 1997
  • First national TV expose produced by RID, aired by Maury Povich Show on alcohol poisoning & teen binge drinking. December 1992
  • First national press conference & White House rally on alcohol poisoning. May, 1994
  • First video assisted youth education program on binge drinking and alcohol poisoning featuring parents of victims of alcohol poisoning. Comes with trainer's guide. Called "Without Warning" 17 minute video. June 1996. See Main Menu
Most R.I.D. volunteers are victims of drunk driving accidents or have family members who were. If you are interested in participating in our organization please contact a R.I.D. representative who will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2008 19:36  

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A national report reveals that 15.1 percent of the nation’s drivers age 18 and older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year. The report says that in some states the levels are far higher – about one in four drivers.