Who Should Really Be Supervising Ignition Interlocks? Oregon Knows.

We know ignition interlocks save lives. But we also know that bureaucracies are slow, agencies are overworked, and people charged with a task can drop the ball. Which is why, though an ignition interlock might…
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Bereaved Parents: Time For a New Michigan Ignition Interlock Law

The purposes of punishment, we’re told are five: Deterrence Incapacitation Rehabilitation Retribution Restitution When a drunk driver injures or kills another and is imprisoned, some of these ends are served – others are not. The…
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Even For Self-Employed, Missouri DUI Requires Ignition Interlock

Being self-employed means you escape some of life’s hassles. But not ignition interlocks. Missouri is one of 30 states that require an ignition interlock for all DUI offenders. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents…
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MADD to Massachusetts: Get on the Ignition Interlock Bandwagon Now

Massachusetts is leaving the best anti-drunk driving technology on the table, says Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The organization wants the state to pass a law requiring first-time DUI offenders to install the device, which…
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Nevada Governor Signs Landmark Ignition Interlock Law

Last Monday Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a lot of bills – more than 30 of them. A lot of these are important, but one in particular will benefit the state for years to come:…
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Washington State Ups Its Ignition Interlock Game With New Law

“The legislature finds that there is significant value in diligently combating the crime of driving under the influence and promoting the safety of all persons using our public roadways.” That’s the text that begins House…
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Louisiana DUI Bill Promotes Ignition Interlock over Hardship License

Currently you can drive in Louisiana with an OWI if you plead hardship. That will change if a new bill, just passed by the Louisiana House, makes it through the Senate and into law. The…
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Kansas Ignition Interlock Law Gets Tightened Up Nicely

Laws are like any product that people make: they’re not perfect, and so they need to be improved from time to time. Drunk driving laws across the country continually get tweaked and refined when legislatures…
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Iowa’s 24/7 Alcohol Monitoring Law: Will It Cut Drunk Driving?

Iowa’s governor has signed Senate File 444 which, among other driving safety provisions, introduces a new program – 24/7 alcohol monitoring – to help fight drunk driving. Starting on July 1st, counties who wish to can…
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The Long Road Ends: Annie’s Law Takes Effect Today in Ohio.

Some laws pass or fail with so little debate that they are scarcely known by the constituents affected. Others are thrashed out in full view of the body politic. Annie’s Law was one of the…
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