Ignition Interlocks As a Component of the Judicial and Treatment Systems

This paper describes how evaluation studies have indicated that the effects of interlock programs are quite robust. However, there are little if any residual effects in terms of preventing impaired driving once the device is removed. There have been two approaches that have been utilized to overcome the temporary nature of the interlock effect. These are: (1) improving the ability of the Judicial system, primarily probation departments and motor vehicle authorities in predicting which DWI offenders pose the highest risk to public safety if they become fully re-licensed and no longer controlled by the interlock, or those offenders who choose to drive impaired even while under restraint; and (2) improving the quality of DWI treatment programs while the offender is still required to be on an interlock.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 8-11
  • Monograph Title: Alcohol Interlock Programs: Pushing Back the Frontiers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01053775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 092007152x
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2007 11:13AM