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January 23, 2018

Alabama Considers Tougher DUI Legislation

Alabama lawmakers are now weighing legislation that would raise DUI penalties and require DUI offenders who are in deferred-prosecution or diversion programs to use in-vehicle ignition interlock devices before driving. Video courtesy of WBRC.

February 10, 2017

N.M. Weighs Restricting Alcohol Sales to DWI Convicts

A controversial New Mexico bill seeks to prohibit alcohol sales to people with a current driver's license requiring the use of an ignition interlock device. Previous attempts to pass such a law have failed. Video courtesy of KRQE News 13.

January 7, 2017

Ignition Interlocks Cut Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes

A new study estimates that mandatory interlock laws have prevented about 1,250 alcohol-involved fatal crashes since 1993.

December 5, 2016

Four States Fight Drunk Driving More Aggressively

A report from MADD finds that Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, and West Virginia are taking more legislative steps to end this deadly crime than other states.

August 31, 2016

Calif. Legislators Pass Ignition Interlock Bill

If signed into law, the requirement for DUI offenders would go into effect in 2019.

March 28, 2016

Hitachi and Honda Develop Ignition Interlock Tech

The newly developed technology provides an alternative to current in-vehicle devices used to ensure past DUI offenders don’t drive under the influence.

March 3, 2016

Mass. Weighs Ignition Interlock Bill

This WWLP-22News video reports on legislative efforts in Massachusetts to require ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders.

February 17, 2016

Maryland's Ignition Interlock Bill

This video report from WJZ CBS 13 News highlights renewed efforts to pass an all-offender ignition interlock law in Maryland -- a legislative goal that has drawn support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. To learn about MADD's new report on ignition interlock devices, click here.

February 17, 2016

Video: MADD Pushes for More Ignition Interlock Laws

The devices have prevented more than 1.77 million would-be drunk drivers from hitting the streets, according to a new report from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

January 2, 2014

Video: NHTSA Recommends Ignition Interlocks for All DWI Offenders

The federal agency releases guidelines on how state governments can improve the use of ignition interlock devices to prevent impaired driving.

November 14, 2013

Video: NHTSA Advances Three Vehicle Safety Technologies

Working with the auto industry, the federal agency hopes to fast-track widespread use of seatbelt interlocks, driver alcohol-detection systems and forward collision avoidance systems.

April 1, 2013

Tennessee Bill Seeks to Expand Use of Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI Violators

Tennessee legislators are considering a bill that would prohibit certain drivers – those with a restricted license as a result of a DUI involving alcohol – from operating a vehicle unless it’s equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device.

January 16, 2013

New Report Grades States on Legislative Action to Make Highways Safer

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Jan. 15 released the group's 10th annual "roadmap" report, grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their action – or lack thereof – on 15 basic highway safety laws.

January 2, 2013

AAA Backs Mandatory Ignition Interlocks for All DUI Offenders

SANTA ANA, CA – AAA, citing the need to protect the public against drunk drivers, announced its support of ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders.

July 3, 2012

Transportation Bill Provides Incentives for States to Adopt Stricter Safety Rules

WASHINGTON – The $105 billion transportation/student loan bill, passed by Congress on June 29, includes a number of provisions intended to improve traffic safety.

June 20, 2012

R.I. House Approves Ignition Interlock Bill

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island House this month approved legislation that would require ignition interlock use for repeat DUI offenders and for drivers who repeatedly refuse to take a chemical sobriety test.

March 14, 2012

U.S. Senate Passes $109B Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, March 14, approved a $109 billion transportation bill that would give states greater spending flexibility while maintaining the current level of funding for highway and transit projects for two years. The legislation includes funding for highway safety programs and for rebuilding roads, bridges and rail systems.

March 13, 2012

Study Underscores Benefits of Ignition Interlock Devices for First-Time Offenders

ARLINGTON, VA — A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) concludes that motorists convicted for the first time of alcohol-impaired driving are less likely to reoffend if they have to install ignition interlocks on their vehicles.

February 1, 2012

Congressional Bill Seeks to Broaden State Use of Ignition Interlock Devices

WASHINGTON – House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) has introduced a provision in the House transportation bill that would offer additional highway funds to states that require installation of ignition interlock devices in vehicles of all drivers convicted of a DUI.

July 21, 2010

New York's Ignition Interlock Law in Effect Aug. 15

NEW YORK - Beginning Aug. 15, Leandra's Law will take affect in the state of New York and anyone convicted of misdemeanor or felony drunken driving will be required to install -- for a minimum of six months -- an ignition interlock breathalyzer device, the New York Times reported.

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