What effective laws look like

MADD’s Model Ignition Interlock Law Provisions explains how to set up effective interlock programs.

Section 1: Interlocks for every drunk driver as soon as possible

Section 2: Require interlocks for all drunk drivers

Section 3: No wait out of interlock period

Section 4: Interlocks part of any plea agreement or reduction in sentence

Section 5: Compliance based removal of interlock order

Section 6: Require interlock for refusing a chemical test

Section 7: Allow arrested offender the option to go on interlock sooner if they waive their Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing, provide day for day credit for interlock installation after arrest but prior to criminal conviction

Section 8: Drunk drivers should pay for the ignition interlock

Section 9: Charge an administrative fee that allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to hire additional employees to administer the interlock program

Section 10: Affordability

Section 11: Penalties for tampering, circumventing the interlock or failure to install

Section 12: Hybrid Judicial and DMV interlock program

Section 13: Require lengthier interlock sentences for those who commit a DWI with a child in their vehicle

Section 14: Underserved areas and remote breath testing devices

Section 15: Limited judicial opt-out

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