March 7, 2012
IT'S A PURITAN NATION:
Drunk driving study: Car interlock devices reduce repeat offenses (Jerry Hirsch, March 6, 2012, LA Times)
Drunk drivers receiving their first conviction were less likely to repeat the crime if they were forced to have alcohol interlock devices on their vehicles, according to an insurance industry study.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied driver records for people with convictions related to alcohol-impaired driving in Washington. When the state expanded its interlock requirement to everyone convicted of driving under the influence eight years ago, the rate of repeat offenders fell by 12%, the study found.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2012 6:17 AM