Model Guideline for State Ignition Interlock Programs

Each State has its own impaired driving laws which influence the delivery of impaired driving programs and policies. While almost all States have an ignition interlock program, they are each unique and at different stages of development. States vary in terms of the agencies involved in the delivery of interlock programs, their structures, authority, and operational practices. State ignition interlock programs include partners in law enforcement, State highway safety offices, prosecutors, judiciary, driver licensing agencies, probation, manufacturers, and treatment. Ignition interlock programs can be delivered in three different ways: through the judiciary within the criminal justice system, administratively within the driver licensing system, or using a hybrid approach that incorporates both judicial and administrative driver licensing elements. Regardless of the approach to ignition interlock program delivery that is used in each State, there are some key program features that are essential to strengthen program delivery and that should be pursued in every jurisdiction.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01523810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 859
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2014 3:30PM