2018-Report to the Nation

KANSAS

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Kansas lawmakers took action during the 2017 session to create a compliance-based removal component to the state’s all-offender interlock law. With this action, the state’s law is now permanent, and the number of drunk driving deaths have continued to decrease. Due in part to the state’s 2011 interlock law, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 30 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)

KENTUCKY

4.5 2

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Kentucky strengthened its ignition interlock law in 2015, making the devices a requirement for all repeat offenders, those who refuse a chemical alcohol test and for first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Enact administrative license revocation • 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

LOUISIANA

4.5 2.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Louisiana is on the path to eliminating drunk driving. The state is reaping the benefits of passing an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2007. As a result of enforcement efforts and its mandatory interlock law, drunk driving deaths have decreased by 39.35 percent.

• Add compliance-based removal to existing all- offender ignition interlock law • Conduct sobriety checkpoints at least monthly • Enact administrative license revocation • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

MAINE

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Maine became the 20th state to enact an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2013.

• Add compliance-based removal to existing all- offender ignition interlock law • Conduct sobriety checkpoints at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

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