2018-Report to the Nation

CALIFORNIA

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

California launched an ignition interlock pilot program in 2010 requiring interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers in four counties - Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare - covering 13 million people. In 2016, the California legislature expanded the pilot program until January 2019, when an interlock law will take effect that incentivizes the use of interlocks for all drunk driving offenders.

• Pass a statewide all-offender ignition interlock law • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Require ignition interlocks for refusals

COLORADO

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Colorado has been successful in reducing drunk driving fatalities. The state highly incentivizes the use of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers by allowing a shorter license suspension period for those who elect to go on an interlock immediately following a drunk driving conviction. Due in part to the state’s all-offender interlock law, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 14 percent.

• Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Advertise the ignition interlock law during twice yearly federally funded crackdowns on drunk driving (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over)

CONNECTICUT

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Connecticut passed legislation in 2014 that greatly improved the state’s all-offender ignition interlock law. As a result, more than 6,500 first- time offenders who receive diversion in lieu of a first-time drunk driving conviction will now have to install ignition interlock devices. In 2016, Connecticut passed a child endangerment law, adding penalties for driving drunk with a child passenger.

• Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

DELAWARE

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Delaware enacted an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2014 making it the 24 th state to do so. Due in part to this law, drunk driving deaths have decreased by 29 percent.

• Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Advertise the ignition interlock law during twice yearly federally funded crackdowns on drunk driving (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over)

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