RATING THE STATES
NEW JERSEY 2
New Jersey has the opportunity to stop drunk driving. Legislation to expand Ricci’s Law to include all convicted drunk drivers with BAC of .08 or greater will help save lives.
MADD encourages lawmakers to pass S 385/A 1368 by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Linda Stander to expand the use of ignition interlocks for all first-time convicted drunk drivers.
NEW MEXICO 3
New Mexico is reaping the benefits of passing an ignition interlock law in 2005. Drunk driving deaths have decreased by 40 percent, which is well above the national average.
MADD asks New Mexico lawmakers to pass a child endangerment law to protect a child riding with a drunk driver.
NEW YORK 4
In 2013, New York, lawmakers made improvements to Leandra’s Law to close DWI loopholes, which will increase the use of ignition interlocks.
MADD holds Leandra’s Law as a model law and congratulates lawmakers on its recent improvements. MADD hopes the legislature will pass no-refusal legislation to earn the state its fifth star.
NORTH CAROLINA 4
North Carolina lawmakers failed to act on ignition interlock legislation in 2014.
MADD urges North Carolina lawmakers to continue their efforts to pass mandatory ignition interlock legislation.
NORTH DAKOTA 4
North Dakota needs to take action to address all first-time convicted drunk drivers, not just limited to repeat offenders.
MADD calls on lawmakers to enact legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers.
Ohio has the opportunity to stop drunk driving. In 2014, Annie’s Law requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers was introduced. The legislation ran out of time and faced opposition from a fringe group of judges.
MADD urges lawmakers to re-introduce and pass Annie’s Law, which requires ignition interlocks for all offenders.
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