MADD to Honor Sen. John A. Kissel for Efforts to Protect CT Drivers

September 7, 2018

The Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has chosen Sen. John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) to receive its “Public Policy Award” for his dedication to promote safe and sober driving through legislation.

MADD is honoring Sen. Kissel for his efforts to strengthen Connecticut’s current Ignition Interlock Device law and to ensure more people have access to installing IIDs in their cars.

The improved IID law passed a few years ago makes it mandatory for first time offenders, including those who have entered into diversionary programs, to use an IID.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the Connecticut MADD,” Sen. Kissel said. “Ignition Interlock Devices are a vital piece of technology that has saved countless lives in our state and across the nation. I want to thank MADD for helping push legislation to expand their use. Passing good policy isn’t just done by legislators. It takes a lot of grunt work from activists and groups like MADD. They have my thanks.”

Sen. Kissel represents East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and portions of Granby and Windsor.