In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes, accounting for 31 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities.
Impaired driving continues to be a serious traffic safety and public health issue for states. According to AAA, alcohol is a factor in about 40 percent of traffic fatalities each year, and nearly 1.5 million people are arrested annually for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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NCSL Publication Archives
- Locked Out! Today’s Ignition Interlock Systems (March 2016) SL Magazine
- Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2015, February 2016, by Anne Teigen, Douglas Shinkle and Amanda Essex.
- Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2014, February 2015, by Anne Teigen, Douglas Shinkle and Amanda Essex.
- Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2013, February 2014, by Anne Teigen and Douglas Shinkle
- Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2012, February 2013, by Anne Teigen and Douglas Shinkle.
- Mapping Out New Solutions: Ignition Interlock Provisions in MAP-21, LegisBrief, December 2012, by Anne Teigen.
- Traffic Safety and Public Health: State Legislative Action, 2011, No. 36, February 2012, by Anne Teigen and Douglas Shinkle.
- Impaired Driving and Ignition Interlock Laws (2012 LegisBrief)
- Ignition Interlocks: Turn the Key and Blow (2007 article)
- Extreme Drunk Driving (2007 article)
- Refusing Drunk Driving Tests (2005 LegisBrief)
- Driving Drunk with Kids in the Car (2003 LegisBrief)