MADD Baseball Cap

This white baseball cap has a red bill and a red button in center crown. The hat’s crown bears black text around a red anthropomorphized car stitched into the crown. The text reads “Designate a Driver, MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.” The side of the hat reads “Discount Tire Co." in red stitching.
Candace Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), a citizens’ movement to fight leniency and indifference toward drinking after a driver who had been drinking killed her daughter Cari in 1980. These initiatives led to new state laws holding intoxicated drivers accountable. New sobriety checkpoints, designated driver programs, and federal legislation raising the minimum drinking age to 21 kept intoxicated drivers off the road. Since its inception, MADD has been instrumental in lowering the highway fatality count due to driving while intoxicated.
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Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
white; red (overall color)
cap: 6 in x 7 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 19.685 cm
bill: 7 in x 4 1/2 in; x 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm
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Gift of Sharon Sikora
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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