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Permalink to What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

An ignition interlock device is a gadget, a little bigger larger than a cell phone, that is wired to your car’s ignition. Driver’s are required to blow into the device before starting the engine, and there are systematic rolling checks while the engine is on. All systems are leased for approximately $1,000 per system. According […]

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Information on DUI Interlock Devices

What is an Ignition Interlock Device? An ignition interlock device is a gadget, a little bit larger than a cell phone, that is wired to your car’s ignition. Individuals are required to blow into the device before starting the engine. Some feature a “rolling challenge” which means that the operator must provide a near ethanol […]

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Should Ignition Interlock Devices be Installed for All DUI Offenders?

Here we go again! The issue of requiring Interlock Ignition Devices for all DUI convictions – even first time offenses with low BAC – is circling its way through the PA General Assembly, pushed by MADD and the Interlock industry itself. If MADD and the Interlock industry were to get its way, Interlock would become […]

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Are Interlock Devices the Answer?

I came across an editorial recently on Pennlive entitled: Here’s a better way to deter drunk drivers from re-offending. In it the editorial staff touts the effectiveness of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) and recommends them as a solution to stopping being from getting multiple DUI offenses. As an attorney who deals with DUI cases on […]

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DUI Breath Testing Devices could become Standard in All Cars

One issue that keeps rearing its ugly head is the push by lobbies like MADD for Alcohol-sensing technology to become standard in all cars.  Recently,Congress authorized funding (your tax dollars) for research on ignition interlock devices which, if MADD were to get its way, would become standard equipment on all new cars: Alcohol-sensing technology could […]

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Permalink to Is MADD Pushing for Interlock Devices in all Vehicles?

Is MADD Pushing for Interlock Devices in all Vehicles?

New legislation contains a provision for research into ignition interlock devices to be installed as standard equipment in automobiles.  Is this really just research or are there bigger motives behind this?

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Recycling Gone Wrong

The government is now recycling employees who have been fired due to poor performance: Fired OSBI analyst hired to supervise program by state of Oklahoma A former OSBI lab analyst who was fired for poor performance has been hired to serve as administrator of a state program that certifies and tests devices designed to prevent […]

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State Bill Seeks to Mandate DUI Interlock Devices for Non-DUI Charges

State lawmakers in Washington State have proposed a bill that would require DUI ignition interlock devices for those who have had their DUI charges reduced to reckless driving: Goodman is sponsoring another bill, HB 2443, that would require the use of breath alcohol ignition interlock devices for those originally charged with DUI but convicted of […]

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Permalink to Bill Seeks to Make Interlock Mandatory for all DUI Offenders

Bill Seeks to Make Interlock Mandatory for all DUI Offenders

Slowly but surely, DUI lobbies are pushing for laws that will curtail the rights of all citizens.  It is well known that it is part of MADD’s agenda to make interlock devices mandatory standard equipment on all vehicles.  In most states, including Pennsylvania, ignition interlock devices are mandatory only for repeat DUI offenders.  A bill […]

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New Penalties for Pennsylvania DUI Being Proposed

A state senator has proposed a bill to make ignition interlock devices mandatory for first time DUI offenders: Sen. Rafferty sponsors bill directed at first time DUI offenders Local law enforcement leaders are fans of proposed state legislation that would require first-time DUI offenders to install a breath-alcohol content gauge in their vehicle. Currently, offenders […]

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