Sobriety Checkpoints Frequent, well-publicized sobriety checkpoints save lives by catching drunk drivers already on the road and warning would-be drunk drivers to find another mode of transportation. Checkpoints reduce alcohol-related fatality and injury crashes by 20 percent.
MADD awards a half star to states that conduct sobriety check- points. To receive a full star, states must conduct sobriety check- points at least once a month. • 37 states and the District of Columbia conduct sobriety checkpoints • 32 states and DC strengthen checkpoint enforcement by conducting them at least once a month
Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
Administrative License Revocation, or ALR, is the immediate suspension of a driver’s license by law enforcement at the time of arrest or refusal for DUI. This critical law enforcement tool removes the immediate threat of a drunk driver harming innocent bystanders. MADD advocates for interlocks during ALR, because 50 to 75 percent of offenders continue to drive after losing their driving privileges. ALR allows for other administrative action, such as restricted driving privileges or an ignition interlock requirement, to protect the public while the offender awaits trial.
MADD awards a half star to states with ALR. To receive a full star, the states must also require an ignition interlock in order to drive during an ALR period. • 41 states and the District of Columbia immediately revoke driving privileges while the offender awaits trial • 11 states and DC allow for the use of interlocks after arrest or during an administrative license revocation period (prior to a criminal court conviction).
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