New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation in August 2019 that expands the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) after a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction. Specifically, the law expands the ignition interlock device requirement to all offenders, including all first-time offenders, not just those with a high blood alcohol content (BAC). S824 will take … 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.
Vermont may be a small state, but it still has its share of drunk driving. As with the rest of the states, Vermont law defines drunk driving as driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. Drunk driving statistics in Vermont show that in some years, drunk drivers accounted for nearly 45% … Read More »
Drunk driving statistics in Iowa show that impaired driving continues to be a real problem, but one that is decreasing. According to the latest Traffic Safety Facts from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2008, 27% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities involved at least one driver who had been drinking. In 2017, … Read More »
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) drunk driving statistics in Maryland show that Maryland has far fewer drunk driving deaths per 100,000 people than the majority of states across the country. The number of drunk driving fatalities and serious injuries is on a steady decline. According to the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) 2016 … Read More »
Drunk driving is a persistent problem for Minnesotans. According to the Office of Traffic Safety Impaired Driving Facts Report for 2017, one out of every 7 licensed drivers in Minnesota has one or more DWIs. The good news is the majority of those (58%) have only a single DWI on their record. Below are some … Read More »
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, Connecticut had the highest percentage of drunk driving fatalities of all 50 states Not a statistic to be proud of, by any means. Let’s take a look at some additional drunk driving statistics in Connecticut and what the state is doing to reduce drunk … Read More »
According to the latest Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security; TITAN Division; report on known-alcohol related traffic crashes, drunk driving crashes are seeing a steady decrease. The latest report covers the years from 2009 to 2019 (year to date). The total for the decade so far is 67,455 known alcohol-related crashes. But as you … Read More »
The state of Michigan keeps track of all sorts of drunk driving statistics in the annual Drunk Driving Audit. The same audit keeps track of drugged driving statistics as well. The audits includes how many breath tests law enforcement administered, and the results of those breath tests. Stopping drivers and administering the breath test is … Read More »
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 »
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 »