Ignition Interlock Supporters

A number of organizations that study and follow alcohol-impaired driving issues have officially endorsed Ignition Interlocks as an effective tool in the fight against drinking and driving. Here are just a few quotations:

“These results seem to indicate that if you provide these more serious DUI offenders with a legal way to drive (e.g. sober and only in a vehicle with an operational Interlock), most will obey the law, thus protecting the public safety and themselves. In contrast, under license suspension, many or most of the same types of serious DUI offenders (with no legal way to drive) will continue to drive and frequently will do so intoxicated.” – AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

“MADD supports laws that would require that offenders install these devices (Ignition Interlocks) on their vehicles during probationary periods and as a prerequisite to being issued a limited driving permit, a work permit or a probationary or restricted license, where such permits are permitted by law.” – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

“Each and every first offender should be assessed for alcohol problems and dependency, and sentencing alternatives such as legitimate treatment programs and Ignition Interlock technology should be available to the courts.” – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence