ignition interlocks

Subscribe to this list via RSS

Ignition Interlocks Prevent Deadly Drunk-Driving Accidents

Ignition Interlocks Prevent Deadly Drunk-Driving Accidents
A new study finds ignition interlocks, devices that prevent a person from starting a car if their blood alcohol level is too high, prevents deadly accidents. Ignition interlocks are associated with a 7 percent decrease in the rate of fatal crashes involving at least one drunk driver, researchers report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . Cars with the device will not start if the driver’s blood alcohol level exceeds a preset limit, HealthDay reports. While all states have some type of ignition interlock law, only half require everyone convicted of a DUI to use the device, the researchers noted. Some states require them only for repeat offenders, or for those caught driving with very high blood alcohol levels.
Continue reading
ignition interlocks blood alcohol level
Rate this blog entry:
540 Hits

Dear Friend of NCADD ...
It takes courage, determination and strength to avoid alcohol and drugs or to seek help and overcome addiction. We want to do everything in our power to provide the tools and support to help those on this journey. Without question, this is the most important journey of their lives and your support makes a huge difference in its outcome!
On behalf of all those on the journey to recovery, and of all those waiting to start that journey, we thank you.
Donate Now