Friday, March 20, 2009

Ignition Interlock Device Legislation

Ignition interlock devices are back in the news this passed week.

New Mexico was the first state to mandate their use back in 2005, and Alabama, South Dakota, and Vermont still don't carry the restriction; but in between there is a vast array of legislative applications to the concept, the National Conference of State Legislatures shows. According to MADD, six states -- Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Washington—apply the penalty to first-time offenders.

Now, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania may all be joining those ranks with bills pending in their legislators. [ Articles about Kentucky and Pennsylvania endeavors here ]

2 comments:

Kendall B. Parker said...

the ignition interlock device were just meant for those convicted of extreme or repeat DUI. But the present law needs interlock device for all DUI offenders. This new DUI law is formed in Arizona after when New Mexico's alcohol related fatalities decreased to 12% on the enactment of ignition interlock law.more info

Mark Jones said...

Really commendable articles!!! Every object has its merits and demerits .But it depends on people how they accepts. If the people accept wrongly without obeying their rules I think they have mistaken. If people do‘s correct and the system might distract some instances that may be fault in machine. So my point of view before starting any project we need to consider its merit and demerits. Rules in Massachusetts, Mexico or whatever may be area. Really appreciable. Nice attempts made in BAC AND Modification on ignition interlock which helps people in doing so many illegal actions before go for driving….It’s really appreciable….