2018-Report to the Nation

UTAH

4.5 3. 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

In 2009, Utah enacted an all-offender interlock law. The state must make an improvement to the interlock law to better incentivize more drunk drivers to use an interlock.

• 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

VERMONT

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Vermont became the 27th state with a mandatory all-offender ignition interlock law in 2016.

• Conduct sobriety checkpoints at least monthly • 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

VIRGINIA

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Virginia enacted a law requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers in 2012. Within a year, interlock installations had increased to over 8,500. Since 2011, drunk driving deaths dropped by 3.5 percent in Virginia, while nationally drunk driving deaths increased by 6.41 percent.

• Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusing an alcohol test

WASHINGTON

4.5 3.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Washington passed an all-offender ignition interlock law in 2009. Due in part to the all-offender interlock law and improvements made to the law since 2009, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 12 percent.

• Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • 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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