Status Report: An update of the NHTSA Model Specifications for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published model specifications for ignition interlocks in 1992. These specifications were presented as guidelines, as opposed to requirements, and have subsequently served as a baseline for the interlock device performance over the past 12 years. More recently, NHTSA has undertaken the process of revising and updating these guidelines to meet the needs of a changing environment and advances in technology. As part of the process, NHTSA is seeking and soliciting input from various sectors. The Federal Register announcement is expected in November 2004 and interested parties will have approximately 60 days to respond. It is expected that the publishing of the new model specifications will occur by September 2005.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 35-36
  • Monograph Title: Alcohol Interlock Programs: Pushing Back the Frontiers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01053848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 092007152x
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2007 11:46AM