Category: SoberBlogPost

New Report Highlights Need for Improved Highway Safety Laws

2024 Roadmap to Safety Indicates expansion of ignition interlock devices would reduce drunk driving deaths The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recently released the 2024 Roadmap to Safety, conducting a state-by-state examination of highway safety laws in the United States. Unfortunately, many states continue to fall short of taking full action to prevent a […]

Reducing Drunk Driving Deaths, One State at a Time

New Study Finds 17 States Lacking Lifesaving CBR Laws  Compliance-based removal (CBR) laws require that drivers with an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on their vehicle must have a certain number of violation-free days before the device can be removed. Such commonsense laws ensure that recent drunk driving offenders aren’t allowed back on the road […]

Study Finds Ignition Interlock Compliance-Based Removal Laws Help Reduce Drunk Driving Repeat Offenses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new research study released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that state laws dictating when ignition interlock devices (IIDs) may be removed from drunk driving offenders’ vehicles can help reduce repeat offenses. This promising finding comes halfway through what is known as the 100 deadliest days of summer, when […]

Drunk driving convictions bring new ignition interlock requirements to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is expanding the number of drunk driving offenders who must install temporary breathalyzers before taking the wheel. Under the new law, anyone convicted of driving under the influence will have to breathe into a device that confirms no measurable alcohol levels exist before they can operate their vehicle. The […]

Empowering Teens with Safe Driving Knowledge

Memorial Day marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers, according to AAA. This period, spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day, sees a significant increase in fatal car accidents involving teenagers. With the warm weather and increase in drivers on the road due to summer vacation, road dangers become more prominent. […]

2021 Traffic Fatalities a Call to Action to Reduce Drunk Driving

Drunk driving trends continue moving in the wrong direction. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rose by 14% from 2020 to 2021 in the United States, according to data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This sizable increase comes as a variety of factors make Americans more and more unsafe on highways, including higher […]

Drunk Driving is a Major Stain on Society. Ignition Interlock Devices Can Help.

Alcohol-impaired driving leads to crashes, injuries and fatalities, causing immense suffering for victims and their families. And it’s only getting worse.   According to the most recently available statistics, drunk driving deaths are on the rise. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes – an increase from 10,142 people in 2019 – even though there […]

National Poll: 93% Consider Drunk Driving a Serious Problem, with Strong Majority Supporting Ignition Interlock Laws as Solution

 Wide Support Across Party Lines and Demographics Underpins Need for Key Impaired Driver Prevention Technology  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid a recent 14% increase in annual drunk driving deaths, a new survey found that 93% of American voters consider drunk driving a serious problem, and 69% support laws requiring drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devices […]