Understanding the problem.

Every hour a person is killed by a drunk driver. Many more suffer life-altering injuries. Alcohol-related crashes also impact our pocketbooks—with economic losses exceeding $44 billion each year.

License suspension as a means to prevent drunk driving is simply ineffective. Up to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

Ignition interlock systems are the only proven solution to stop drunk drivers from starting their vehicle.

of all drunk driving arrests
are repeat offenses

of drivers had their licenses revoked
or suspended 3 or more times in the previous 3 years before they were involved in a crash that took another’s life

people die every year
in crashes caused by drivers with suspended licenses

How Ignition Interlock devices work.

A breathalyzer, about the size of a cell phone, is installed in a vehicle to prevent it from starting if the driver’s Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC) exceeds the state’s interlock limit.

These systems increase public safety while still caring for the dignity of the offender.

Preventative. The only solution proven to prevent alcohol-impaired drivers from starting their vehicle.

  • Ignition interlock devices are 74% more effective than license suspension in reducing drunk driving recidivism
  • Since 2006, Ignition Interlocks have stopped 29 million drunk driving attempts

Rehabilitative. Offenders get to maintain their driving privileges and responsibilities with minimal intrusion.

  • Only takes 30 seconds more to start car
  • 36% reduction in recidivism after interlock was removed

Cost-effective. A more economical solution on a daily basis, averaging $3/day.

Cheaper than insurance claims and high rates, injuries to the innocent, fuel, maintenance and ride-sharing services.

What the data says.

There are currently 34 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.

  • Since 2006, Ignition Interlocks have stopped 29 million drunk driving attempts
  • In 2020 alone, ignition interlocks prevented 3.2 million drunk driving attempts