Technology to Combat Drunken Driving: Ignition Interlocks

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Technology to Combat Drunken Driving:  Ignition Interlocks

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More than 10,000 people were killed in drunken driving  crashes in 2012. Today, all 50 states have some sort of  ignition interlock law that is used  as a tool to stop those convicted from driving after drinking. NHTSA has recently released a Model Guideline for State Ignition Interlock Programs that provides practical strategies to help improve interlock program features including legislation, education, program administration, and criminal and administrative sanctions.

NCSL hosted a free webinar on Tuesday, March 4,during which heard experts discussed how ignition interlocks work, the new Model Guideline for State Ignition Interlock Programs, the challenges states face in strengthening their programs and new technology that is being developed to combat drunken driving. Learn about state and federal ignition interlock laws and programs to reduce drunken driving recidivism by listening and viewing the webinar below.

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  • Maureen Perkins, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Impaired Driving
  • Tom Liberatore, Board President of the Association of Ignition Interlock Program Administrators


  • Anne Teigen, National Conference of State Legislatures

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