PROVIDENCE—The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving has given Rhode Island one star on a five-star scale measuring progress in the effort to crack down on drunk driving.
MADD'S "Report to the Nation" says Rhode Island is one of several states with inadequate anti-drunk driving legislation. It says Rhode Island should legalize sobriety checkpoints and encourage enforcement of "no-refusal" sobriety test penalties.
The group also says the state doesn't have "swift and sure" consequences for drunk driving or require ignition locks for convicted drunk drivers.
On average, the nation received a three star rating from MADD. Massachusetts and Connecticut also got a three star rating.
State police and law enforcement are partnering with MADD in a campaign to target drunk drivers during the holiday season.