Category Arizona interlock

When The Time Is Right to Intall a Car Breathalyzer

 

It is an unfortunate truth that American roads are not always safe to drive on, and drunk driving is a tragically common occurrence that can threaten both life and limb to drivers and pedestrians alike on the roads. Distracted drivers are also in issue: those who are preoccupied with an electronic device instead of paying attention to the road and other traffic, and distracted drivers are often too late to notice and react to developments on the road, which often causes them to hit oncoming traffic (or prevents them from seeing stray cars), or causes them to hit pedestrians and also run red lights and stop signs. For this reason, using cell phones while driving is often illegal. But in the case of drunk driving, there are steps that courts can take to help prevent a DUI convict from committing this crime again. Often, getting a DUI means that a criminal defense lawyer will argue for using ignition interlock devi

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Ignition Interlock Devices and the Reduction of Repeat Offenses for Driving While Intoxicated

 

When someone has a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08, they are considered to be intoxicated. There are a number of states, however, that will still arrest and convict someone for driving under the influence when their BAC is below this level. In order to prevent someone that has previously been convicted for driving while intoxicated again, interlock devices are often installed in their personal vehicles. Currently, there are approximately 150,000 of these systems installed in cars for individuals with multiple convictions for driving while intoxicated. This number is rising within the United States.

Interlock devices have made a positive impact. Once they have been installed, arrest rates for impaired driving have been reduced by approximately 70%. Repeat offenses have also declined after the devices have been removed. When compared to offenders that were never required to have an ignitio

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