A MADD reports ranks Rhode Island as one of the worst states in the nation at employing drunk driving countermeasures.
Rhode Island ranks as one of the five-worst states in America at preventing drunk driving, according to a new report by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). According to the report, Montana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Dakota each earned one star on 1 to 5 scale that measures the effectiveness of each state in passing laws and employing drunk driving countermeasures. According to the report, estate’s rating was determined by adoption of the following proven drunk driving countermeasures: Connecticut and Massachusetts each had three stars. Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and Utah were the only states to receive five stars. The report also says that drunk driving kills about 11,000 people annually on U.S. roads.