2018-Report to the Nation

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Washington, D.C. passed an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2016.

• Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Pass laws that allow for expedited warrants for suspected drunk driving offenders who refuse a test and require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusals

FLORIDA

4.5 2.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Since 2008, Florida required interlocks for all repeat, first-time convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .15 or greater, and in cases in of DUI child endangerment.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Pass a law requiring ignition interlocks or criminalizing refusal to submit to an alcohol test

GEORGIA

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Georgia updated its ignition interlock law in 2016 for the first time in 16 years, adding ignition interlocks as an option for first-time drunk driving offenders who refuse a test. Ignition interlocks continue to be required for repeat convicted drunk drivers.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Pass a law requiring ignition interlocks or criminalizing refusal to submit to an alcohol test

HAWAII

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Hawaii continues to be on the path to eliminating drunk driving. Since passing its ignition interlock law for all first-time convicted drunk drivers in 2011, the state has seen an increase in the number of interlocks installed. Due in part to the state’s 2011 interlock law, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 23 percent.

• Add a compliance-based removal requirement to the all-offender ignition interlock law • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Expedite warrants for suspected drunk drivers who refuse an alcohol test

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