MADD Ignition Interlock Report 2016 - page 4

All-Offender
Mandatory for all first
offenders with a BAC of
.15 or greater
(unless if
BAC is noted differently)
Mandatory for all repeat
offenders
Discretionary or
optional law
A California pilot program
requires interlocks for all
convicted DUI offenders
in four counties
Revised June 22, 2015
CA
WA
OR
ID
MT
WY
UT
CO
AZ
NM
NV
ND
SD
NE
KS
OK
TX
LA
AR
MN
IA
IL
WI
MI
IN
OH
KY
TN
MS AL GA
SC
FL
NC
MO
VA WV
PA
NY
ME
VT
NH
MA
CT
NJ
MD
DE
RI
DC
AK
HI
.18 BAC
.16 BAC
.10 BAC
.17 BAC
MAP LEGEND
®
MADD launched its
Campaign to Eliminate Drunk
Driving®
in 2006 to push the nation toward a day when
there will be No More Victims
®
of this violent crime.
The Campaign’s three-pronged approach emphasizes
high-visibility law enforcement, development of
advanced vehicle technology to passively detect if
a driver is drunk, and passing laws in every state to
require all drunk driving offenders to install ignition
interlocks.
Combined with enforcement efforts, ignition interlocks
are the best-proven countermeasure available to
stop drunk driving. Today, 25 states require ignition
interlocks for all offenders, and every state in the nation
has an ignition interlock law on the books. In addition
to the 25 states with all-offender interlock laws, 14
other states require ignition interlocks for first-time
offenders with a BAC of .15 or greater. Only a handful
of states reserve interlocks only for repeat offenders:
Pennsylvania, Georgia and Idaho. Other states require
interlocks for repeat offenders but allow judges the
option to order the devices for first-time offenders
too: Montana, Indiana and Ohio. However, interlocks
are rarely, if ever, used for first-time offenders in these
states.
States that require ignition interlocks for all offenders
have experienced significant reductions in drunk
driving fatalities. For example, drunk driving fatalities
have decreased by 50 percent in Arizona since its
law passed in 2007. Drunk driving fatalities in West
Virginia have dropped 40 percent since 2008, and
other states, such as Oregon, Washington and Hawaii
have experienced reductions of 25 to 33 percent.
Ignition interlocks not only protect the public and
would-be drivers from the immediate risk of drunk
driving, they also help rehabilitate the offender as he
or she learns sober driving. The devices complement
other rehabilitative programs by ensuring drivers
remain sober when driving to and from treatment and
while carrying out their daily responsibilities for family,
work and/or school. This cannot be accomplished by
simply revoking driving privileges.
The public supports ignition interlocks for all arrested
drunk drivers. Three surveys indicate strong public
support of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk
drivers:
• 88 percent (Center for Excellence in Rural Safety)
• 84 percent (Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety)
• 76 percent (American Automobile Association)
• 69 percent (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention)
All-Offender
Mandatory for all first
offenders with a BAC of
.15 or greater
(unless if
BAC is noted differently)
Mandatory for all repeat
offenders
Discretionary or
optional law
A California pilot program
requires interlocks for all
convicted DUI offenders
in four counties
Revised June 22, 2015
OK
TX
LA
AR
KY
TN
MS AL GA
SC
FL
NC
HI
MAP LEGEND
IGNITION INTERLOCKS FOR ALL OFFENDERS
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