Administrative Reinstatement Interlock Programs: Florida, A 10-Year Study

This article looks at an administrative reinstatement interlock program (ARIP) that was introduced in Florida in 2002. Vehicle alcohol interlocks have been shown to reduce the recidivism rate of driving-under-the-influence (DUI) offenders when the interlocks are installed on an offender's car. However, many offenders do not install it. A way to get offenders to install an interlock is to make the installation mandatory for their driver's license to be reinstated. Florida's ARIP required all offenders to install and interlock for six months after the reinstatement of their license. The authors investigated records for drivers and interlock programs for DUI offenders over a ten-year period. Offenders who were required to use an interlock had lower recidivism rates while the device was installed on their vehicle.

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  • Accession Number: 01490578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 2:38PM