IGNITION INTERLOCKS REDUCE RE-ARREST RATES OF ALCOHOL OFFENDERS
In a recent study of repeat offenders in Maryland, ignition interlocks reduced the risk of alcohol traffic violations by 64% during the first year they were required. In the second year, when interlocks could be removed, 3.5% of the remaining interlock group participants and 2.6% of the controls were arrested, and during the combined two years of the study, 5.9% of the interlock group and 9.1% of the controls had been cited for at least one alcohol traffic violation, a statistically significant difference.
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Arlington, VA United States 22201
- Publication Date: 2000-1-15
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol abuse; Alcohol ignition interlock devices; Arrests; Drunk drivers; Recidivism; Repeat offenders; Traffic violations
- Geographic Terms: Maryland
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00792470
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 1 2000 12:00AM