Provision of Interlock Services in Remote Areas

This paper describes how the key definition of “remote” provides an interesting insight into interlock operations generally. In this paper “remote” is defined as distant, sparsely populated, limited facilities, and poor communications. The secondary meaning -- control from a distance by means of an electronically operated device -- describes perfectly what interlocks do. In fact, all interlock programs could be described as remote because they are legislated by one group, manufactured by another, provided by a third, utilized by someone else, and all are electronically controlled. Taking the intended purpose of the presentation – distant, sparsely populated areas as the basis – an examination of the situations likely to be encountered will lead to the identification of the key factors involved. It is easy to be misled into a mindset where the program designer’s own environment colors the perception of the overall problem. A trip to the store for milk in suburbia is easy – but it may involve considerable distance in remote areas, and the car may be the only form of transport for a family. So it becomes essential to closely examine the geographical area where the device will be used, and identify similar features so that they can be grouped together to manage in the intended program.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 30-31
  • Monograph Title: Alcohol Interlock Programs: Pushing Back the Frontiers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01053858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 092007152x
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2007 11:40AM