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Fall 2010 | Vol. 12 | No. 5

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New Case Study on Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for First Offenders

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The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) recently released a new report, “The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for First Offenders: A Case Study.”

This case study examines the experience of implementing an ignition interlock program for first-time offenders in Illinois, comparing it to the experiences of four other states: Colorado, Nebraska, New York and Washington. It covers how legislation is translated into operational practices and provides guidance for those implementing similar programs. Funding for the report was provided by The Century Council.

Most states have laws requiring ignition interlocks for repeat or high- BAC drunk drivers. Many states also mandate interlocks for first-time offenders, and several others are considering such laws.

For more information, or to download a copy of the report, go to http://tirf.ca/publications/project_show.php?pid=61. Print copies of the report were mailed to all GHSA state members.