California Research

A study was conducted in San Diego, California to investigate the behavior patterns of traffic violators who had been placed in the alcohol ignition interlock device program. Participants had entered the program either voluntarily or as the result of a court order. Devices were installed for about 18 months, on average. Results of the study indicated that only a small percentage of the participants ended up with a new drunk driving charge after completion of the interlock device program. Individuals who did get involved in another drunk driving incident did so after an average of 22 months. This suggests that alcohol ignition interlock devices are effective in reducing drunk driving recidivism. In addition, the study notes that there were significant differences in behavior patterns between those that received another drunk driving charge and those that did not.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 26-27
  • Monograph Title: Alcohol Interlock Programs: Enhancing Acceptance, Participation and Compliance. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Alcohol Ignition Interlock Programs, Hilton Head, South Carolina, October 27-28, 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0920071503
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2005 10:02AM