WAYS TO IMPROVE
• Require interlocks in all plea agreements or reductions in drunk driving charges • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony
Mississippi became the 22nd state to pass an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2014 and continues to refine its program. MADD applauds Mississippi on its continued efforts to protect the public and for reducing drunk driving deaths by 22 percent since 2013.
• Bring back sobriety checkpoints (defunded 2017) and conduct at least monthly • Pass a law requiring ignition interlocks or criminalizing refusal to submit to an alcohol test
The state became the 18th state to require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, effective in 2014. In 2017, the state took a seismic step backward by defunding lifesaving sobriety checkpoints.
• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Enact administrative license revocation • Expedite warrants for refusing an alcohol test and require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusals
Montana has done little to reduce drunk driving, starting on the first offense, since the enactment of a .08 BAC per se law in 2003.
• Add compliance-based removal to existing all-offender ignition interlock law • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony
Nebraska enacted an all-offender interlock law in 2008 and made an improvement to it in 2011. MADD hopes lawmakers will take action to ensure the law follow best practices as it relates to ensuring interlocks are installed for all drunk drivers.
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