Ignition Interlock Success
With Tennessee becoming the 18th state to require mandatory ignition interlock installation, the importance of these devices can not be more important to those residents. According to the NHTSA, research compiled from 10 different states shows that ignition interlock devices are reported to reduce repeat DUI offenses by 50-90% when they are installed and serviced correctly on an offender’s vehicle. These success rates are attributed to both first-time offenders as well as “hardcore” offenders.
An ignition interlock device helps save lives, prevent injuries and damage to property, lessening the financial burden faced by the offender, family and taxpayers. Each state that has implemented ignition interlock laws has seen a reduction in DUI/DWI recidivism, proving that by taking away the choice to drink and drive, our streets are safer for everyone.