Monday, June 23, 2014

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Roadside Crosses: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded in 1980. It took only a few years for it to become active nationally. One way the group drew attention to the sad toll of drunk driving accidents was by placing symbolic cemeteries along the nation's roads. The deaths commemorated here took place in the early 1980s in different parts of Cumberland County.  By commemorating them in one place, MADD multiplied the impact factor of their roadside memorial. Traffic accidents are still the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. [1987]

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