On August 22, 2007, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration convened a meeting with representatives from the judicial system, including judges, prosecutors and parole officers, in Washington, D.C. to discuss the role of alcohol ignition interlocks in reducing drunk driving fatalities. Currently interlocks are used for 100,000 drunk driving offenders each year, or about an estimated 20 percent of those cases for which they could be prescribed. Of the 1.4 million impaired driving arrests each year, one third involve repeat offenders.
- NHTSA Urges Increased Use of Ignition Interlocks for Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders (8/22/07)
- Secretary Peters Launches National Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign and Encourages Judicial Branch Help (8/20/07)
- Future Vehicle-Based Alcohol Detection Systems
Ron Medford, Senior Associate Administrator, NHTSA Vehicle Safety
- Why Alcohol Ignition Interlocks?
Jeff Michael, Director, NHTSA Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection
- Alcohol Ignition Interlocks and the Prevention of Alcohol Impaired Driving
Adrian Lunde, President, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety
- Judiciary’s Critical Role for the Success of the Advanced Alcohol Detection Technologies Research
Robert Strassburger, Vice President, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
- Status and Vision of Ignition Interlock Use
Robyn Robertson, M.C.A., Traffic Injury Research Foundation