Movement to Install Ignition Interlock Devices

Jul 7, 2009 @ 10:26 AM — by Myles L. Berman

Many states are now requiring all driversconvictedofDUI / DWI / Drunk Driving to install ignition interlock devices. In 2005, New Mexico was the first state to requireinstallation ofignition interlock devicesfor all drivers convicted of DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving.Currently, there is a bill pending in the California legislature to fund a pilot program to require installation of ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers in Los Angeles, Alameda and Sacramento counties. One of the difficulties of requiringconvicted drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devicesis that often times more than one person drives a vehicle belonging to a person convicted ofDUI / DWI / Drunk Driving.

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