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Ignition interlock provider encourages consumers to be safe, avoid becoming an Intoxalock customer in 2017
December 20, 2016
DES MOINES, IA - This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 700 people will be injured or killed each day between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day in drunk driving accidents, a rate two to three times higher than the rest of the year.
According to a research conducted by Harris Interactive, 16 percent of adults say they drink more than usual during the holidays with 50 percent of people saying that alcohol plays a role in their family's holiday gatherings.
Drunk driving not only affects the person driving; it is also dangerous for anyone sharing the roads. Statistically speaking:
Intoxalock, a leading ignition interlock provider, has compiled the following tips to help drivers avoid becoming a DUI statistic and/or causing injury or even death:
Other resources to help drivers "find a ride":
About Intoxalock: Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Intoxalock (http://www.Intoxalock.com) developed its state-of-the-art ignition interlock device (IID) in conjunction with researchers from Iowa State University. Recently celebrating their 23rd anniversary in the alcohol monitoring business, Intoxalock currently services clients that are legally required to install an IID or home alcohol monitoring unit in 41 states across the nation, in addition to voluntary clients in all other states. In the last ten years, the ignition interlock industry has grown three-fold and is expected to continue as drunk driving legislation strengthens.