Car breathalyzer devices to prevent drunk driving
Ignition interlock devices, also known as car breathalyzer devices, prevent a driver from starting their vehicle after consuming alcohol. As their use has grown nationwide, cars with breathalyzers have dramatically cut down on the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
Though most often installed following a DUI, OWI or DWI as a requirement from the court or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), car breathalyzer devices can be installed voluntarily as a way to prevent drunk driving.
Voluntary ignition interlock devices for sobriety
Voluntary car breathalyzers (ignition interlock devices) can be installed in any vehicle to prevent drunk driving. Intoxalock offers special lower pricing because the devices don’t need monitored by the state if not required by a court of DMV. If you are looking for an accountability tool in the process of your treatment and recovery from alcoholism, Intoxalock can help.
Teen drunk driving statistics
1 in 5 teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had alcohol in their system. 81% of these drivers had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) higher than the legal limit for adults of 0.08%.*
In addition, 85% of teens who admitted to drinking and driving also say they binge drank.* The statistics are startling, but not hard to believe when recognizing that teenage years are full of peer pressure, a new sense of freedom and for many young drivers, the desire to experiment and push limits.
Even the most well behaved young adults may make mistakes without fully understanding the consequences. Getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol can have deadly consequences and ignition interlock devices offer an additional peace of mind for parents.
5 reasons to install a breathalyzer in your young driver’s car:
- Peace of mind
- Teach safe driving habits
- Help them combat peer pressure
- Decrease chance of alcohol consumption
- Aid in sobriety if they have addictions
Contact us for more information
The cost of a voluntary ignition interlock device is around $2 a day, or about half the price of a drive through coffee drink.
Call (855) 698-9919 to learn speak with an ignition interlock device specialist to learn more.
*Center for Disease Control (CDC.org)
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