IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES: AN ASSESSMENT OF THEIR APPLICATION TO REDUCE DUI

The Harmony Institute has conducted a national evaluation of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIIDs). Information was obtained from all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the current status of BAIID use in each state. All completed and published research was reviewed and the researchers contacted for additional information. Site visits were made to Service Centers which istall BAIIDs, and their personnel and some users were interviewed. Three Newsletters on BAIIDs were published, and all leads to additional information were followed up, including several foreign contacts. Small surveys were conducted of users, judges, state police/public safety officers and defense attorneys (of DUI drivers). All of the information from these efforts was used as reference material to produce this report. The report is organized in the following chapters: (I) Introduction: Drinking, Driving and Interlock; (II) Study Design; (III) Description of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices and Their Use; (IV) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; (V) Evaluation of BAIIDs: Summary of the Study Results of Others; (VI) Ignition Interlock Attitude Surveys; and (VII) Summary, Conclusions, Recommendations. There are three appendices: (A) State and Local Programs Using BAIIDs; (B) Reports Available from Harmony Institute, National Safety Council, Manufacturers of BAIIDs, and Insurance References; and (C) Interlock Use in Other Countries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harmony Institute, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 70
    Tollhouse, CA  United States  93667

    AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

    607 14th Street, NW, Suite 201
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Authors:
    • Linnell, R H
    • Mook, S J
  • Publication Date: 1991-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM