"Yet, through all the gloom, I see the rays of ravishing light and glory"
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Alabama Legislation: Ignition Interlocks
Forwarded from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)…
In 2007, 389 people were killed in drunk driving related crashes in Alabama. This accounts for 35 percent of total traffic fatalities statewide.
Fortunately, ignition interlocks have the potential to eliminate these preventable deaths. Interlocks can prevent a vehicle from being driven by a drunk driver. If they are used correctly -- in concert with treatment, in addition to hard license suspensions and in the vehicles until they are no longer needed -- ignition interlocks can decrease repeat offenses by 64%.