2018-Report to the Nation

MISSISSIPPI

4.5 4.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Mississippi became the 22nd state to pass an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2014 and continues to refine its program. MADD applauds Mississippi on its continued efforts to protect the public and for reducing drunk driving deaths by 39 percent since 2013.

• Require interlocks in all plea agreements or reductions in drunk driving charges • 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)

MISSOURI

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

The state became the 18th state to require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, effective in 2014. In 2017, the state took a seismic step backward by defunding lifesaving sobriety checkpoints.

• Bring back sobriety checkpoints (defunded 2017) and conduct at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusing an alcohol test

MONTANA

4.5 0.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Montana has done little to reduce drunk driving, starting on the first offense, since the enactment of a .08 BAC per se law in 2003.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Enact administrative license revocation • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Expedite warrants for refusing an alcohol test and require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusals

NEBRASKA

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Nebraska continues to see an increase in the number of interlocks installed and a decrease in the number of drunk driving fatalities since improvements to the state’s all-offender interlock law were made in 2011. MADD applauds Nebraska on its continued efforts to keep roads safe.

• Add compliance-based removal to existing all- offender ignition interlock law • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

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