Despite the increased awareness about the negative consequences of drunk driving, every day almost 30 people die every day in the United States because of drunk driving. Most drunk drivers who are eventually pulled over have driven an average of at least 80 times before getting caught the first time. Indeed, drivers who had a BAC of 0.08% or higher and who were involved in fatal crashes were six times more likely to have had a DWI conviction on their record than drivers who had no alcohol in their system. So how can we make sure these repeat offenders stay off the road while they’re under the influence? The answer may come in the form of an ignition interlock. These devices have been shown to reduce repeat offenses and can help save lives when installed.
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