The Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers (CIIM) is composed of the nation’s leading companies that manufacture ignition interlock devices that prohibit impaired persons from starting their vehicle. Our shared goal is to provide state administrators, courts, and policy makers the tools necessary to keep our roads and highways safe from drunk drivers. We combine our member’s expertise, innovation, and experience to speak with one voice to reduce vehicle-related fatalities caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. Our voice brings credible, factual information on ignition interlock devices to public policy discussions.
There are currently 32 states that have first-offender laws that require the use of ignition interlocks. In these states, drunk driving offenders with interlock devices are required to upload data about their attempts to start their vehicles. Our manufacturers collect data and report to monitoring authorities who then adjudicate cases involving offenders.
Through this data, we are able to provide comprehensive statistics about how many intoxicated drivers have been stopped behind the wheel.
David Kelly is the Executive Director of the Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers (CIIM). David is the former Acting Administrator and Chief of Staff for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the US Department of Transportation. Under his leadership, the agency implemented traffic safety strategies that led to the country’s lowest fatality rate in history. He has spent the better part of the past two decades educating the public about the benefits of safe driving. A true safety advocate, he was also the Director of the National Safety Council’s Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign and has also held several senior leadership positions with Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the local, state and national levels.
David’s work has focused on increasing safety belt use; decreasing drunk driving and ensuring children are properly secured in their safety seats. He is an expert on effective traffic safety programs as well as statistics and research. He championed the cause of driver safety for returning veterans by directing NHTSA staff to work with the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive program addressing the startling trend of increased fatalities for returning soldiers. He has also been a strong advocate of related law enforcement efforts.