In Ohio, law enforcement will charge you with OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) if they find you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. And if you’re under 21, you could be charged with OVI if you are caught driving with .01. If you’re under 18, the charge would be handled … Read More »
Posts Categorized: DUI News
The ALCOLOCK blog exists to help you stay up to date on all things IID. Whether you’re a law enforcement agent, an ALCOLOCK service provider, or a driver, it’s important to know about the oft-changing landscape of DUI laws. Regulatory and compliance mandates can change from year to year, and new bills are proposed every election season. In order to maintain compliance, everyone involved in the ignition interlock process has to know and abide by these regulations. But it can be difficult to get all the information you need and even more difficult to vet the information for accuracy.
At ALCOLOCK, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders. But we also realize that we have a responsibility to back our reputation by providing solutions, information, and value to those we serve at every stage of the process. The DUI News portion of our blog is dedicated to taking our industry knowledge and providing it to you in the most accurate, succinct, and efficient manner possible.
You’ll find information on regulatory issues, compliance, new DUI laws, legislative changes, new bills, state information, and more. If you ever have any questions, feel free to let us know. We’d be happy to help you obtain the information you need.
The state of New York takes traffic safety seriously. That’s especially true when it comes to impaired drivers. The New York State Highway Safety Program aims to decrease the number of alcohol-involved traffic fatalities and injuries. And according to the 2017 Highway Safety Report, they’re having some success. Take a look at this chart from … Read More »
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is on a mission to eliminate drunk driving in the United States. MADD’s top legislative priority is to get all 50 states to require ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for all first time DUI offenders. Many states already do so, and Florida MADD is vigorously pushing legislators to change the law … Read More »
Drunk driving is on the rise in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, there were 10,346 alcohol-related crashes in 2017 compared to 10,256 in 2016. While drunk driving crashes are increasing, drunk driving fatalities have decreased in recent years. But make no mistake, drunk driving can be deadly, especially for the drunk driver. In … Read More »
Since Illinois implemented drunk driving laws in 1997, the number of drunk driving fatalities each year has decreased by nearly 43%. In 1996, the year before the .08 law took effect, 534 people died in crashes where at least one person had a BAC of .08 or higher. According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s … Read More »
Montana is not as populous as many states, but it has a higher rate than most states for the number of deaths caused by impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled. According to the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in 2017, a whopping 61% of all traffic fatalities were due to impaired drivers. Alcohol was involved … Read More »
Drunk driving is a real problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet on Drunk Drivin says that every 50 minutes, someone in the United States dies as the result of a drunk driver. This may be the drunk driver, another driver, passengers, or even pedestrians. This adds up to 29 … Read More »
Drunk driving is a problem nationwide, but some states have more drunk driving problems than others. Several governmental and non-profit organizations make it their business to track drunk driving deaths, drunk driving arrests, and more. So we can get a pretty good picture of who fits in where. In the 2017 report from the National … Read More »
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Sobering Facts report on drunk driving in Arizona, 1.7% of Arizona drivers reported driving after having too much to drink. That’s compared to 1.9% of drivers nationally. But at the same time, the number of drunk driving fatalities in Arizona for the time period studied (2003-2012) exceeds … Read More »
Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) have a great track record when it comes to preventing drunk driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), IIDs reduce repeat offenses for drunk driving by nearly 70% while they are installed. All 50 states have ignition interlock device laws that require ignition interlocks for certain offenders and monitor … Read More »