2018-Report to the Nation

IDAHO

4.5 1.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Idaho is one of the lowest-ranking states for its drunk driving laws.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

ILLINOIS

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Illinois was among one of the first states to enact its all-offender ignition interlock law. Since 2009, the state has seen a 12 percent reduction in drunk driving fatalities.

• 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)

INDIANA

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Indiana passed legislation in 2014 to require ignition interlocks for repeat offenders and to allow a judge to order the devices for first-time offenders.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law • Pass a law requiring ignition interlocks or criminalizing refusal to submit to an alcohol test

IOWA

4.5 1.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Adoption of proven countermeasures, such as ignition interlocks for all offenders and high-visibility law enforcement activities, will make a significant impact to reduce drunk driving deaths in Iowa.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Expedite warrants for suspected drunk drivers who refuse an alcohol test

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