2016 was a monumental year for Intoxalock. Lives were saved. Laws were strengthened. Roads became safer. While there is still a lot of progress to be made in 2017, we’d like to take some time to reflect on successes of 2016.
100,000 customers served
Intoxalock Ignition Interlock helped over 100,000 customers to regain driving privileges after alcohol-related traffic offenses this year. We understand that a drunk driving conviction can happen to anyone. We are here to help customers step-by-step through the process. Our state-specific agents are much more than just sales agents. They are experts in the DUI, DWI and OWI processes in each state and work tirelessly to help customers understand how to move forward after a setback.
Over 1,900 locations
Intoxalock is committed to not only making the interlock process easy and affordable but also to making it convenient. With over 1,900 ignition interlock installation locations nationwide, more than any other ignition interlock provider, we are able to locate an installer close to our customers’ home or work. In addition, we are constantly adding mobile installers in areas that allow that type of service. This provides the additional option of an installer traveling to the customer instead of the customer traveling to the installer.
As leaders in technology, Intoxalock launched an exciting on-site calibration process this year. With this new technology, Intoxalock is able to quickly and reliably perform calibrations, download logs and process repairs at service center locations, enabling more flexibility for the customer. The majority of Intoxalock customers are now able to receive calibration at the service center with the remainder of locations being completed in early 2017.
Research is consistent in showing a direct correlation between a decrease in alcohol-related traffic deaths when stronger ignition interlock laws are implemented. Notable changes in 2016 include first-time offenders now being required to install interlocks with the passage of legislation in Pennsylvania and Vermont as well as Noah’s Law in Maryland and Annie’s Law in Ohio. All told, 2016 was a record year with 17 ignition interlock laws passing and being signed into law. The biggest of all was California expanding their 4-county first offender pilot program in 2019 to a statewide application.
Intoxalock remains committed to one mission: saving lives. 2017 will be another busy year fighting the battle against drunk driving and we hope to make as much progress as we did in 2016.