WAYS TO IMPROVE
• Add compliance-based removal to existing all-offender ignition interlock law • Conduct sobriety checkpoints at least monthly • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony
Utah is one of 34 states with an all-offender interlock law and is a leader in the fight to end drunk driving in the nation. Utah must continue to lead the nation by reforming the implementation of their ignition interlock law to ensure these devices are available upon license revocation for arrested and convicted drunk drivers.
• Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Pass laws that allow for expedited warrants for suspected drunk driving offenders who refuse a test
Vermont became the 27th state with a mandatory all-offender ignition interlock law in 2016.
• Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusing an alcohol test
Virginia enacted a law requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers in 2012. MADD calls on Virginia to join the majority of states to mandate ignition interlocks for any person granted driving privileges after refusal.
• Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony
Washington passed an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2009. If Washington lawmakers want to deter impaired driving, legalize the option for law enforcement to utilize the lifesaving tool of sobriety checkpoints. This is proven to reduce drunk driving deaths by 20 percent.
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