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Ignition Interlocks Stopped the Most Drunk Drivers in Wis. Last Year

A state-by-state breakdown of drunk driving attempts prevented by ignition interlocks shows that a total of 354,372 incidents of driving while intoxicated were averted nationwide in 2017, according to Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD).

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Ignition Interlocks Sharply Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities, IIIHS Finds

States with laws that mandate ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders have reduced drunk driving fatalities by 16%, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Iowa Moves Toward Ignition Interlock Law

An Iowa bill developed by a coalition of public safety, legal and transportation agencies calling for ignition interlocks on any motor vehicle owned or operated by a person with a temporary restricted driver's license is headed to a state's Senate Judiciary Committee for review.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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