Intoxalock Ignition Interlock recently released an informational press release highlighting the successes of ignition interlock devices when compared to a license suspension after a drunk driving conviction.
Statistics provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) support Intoxalock’s belief that when a license suspension or revocation stands alone, it is not an effective deterrent to drunk driving. According to MADD, three out of four drunk driving offenders will continue to drive on a license suspension.
Ignition interlock devices are the only mechanism in place with the ability to prevent a vehicle from being started when the driver is intoxicated. Without interlocks, there is very little to stop drunk drivers from continuing to drive.
Further research shows that when people are asked to estimate their level of intoxication, those that were the most intoxicated were more likely to underestimate their BAC level. With just a suspended license, people are left to guess if they are “ok” to drive and most of the time, those that are most intoxicated are the ones that chance it.
Read the full press release here.
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