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So there's a new push -- controversial proposal to stop drunk drivers from becoming repeat offenders.
Rose safety advocates demanding -- -- in the cars and anyone convicted of -- DUI.
Critics say that's a multi million dollar overreaction.
And I'm -- from Los Angeles so why does -- push Chatham.
What you know -- -- the issue really is whether or not these alcohol testing device and should be in the cars of every single DUI offender or just repeat offenders.
Now right now there -- sixteen states currently around the country.
That require ignition in -- locks for anyone convicted of driving and the influence including first time offenders now there's a handful of other states that are considering legislation.
That required for only hardcore repeat offenders there's a recent study in fact by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -- looked at Washington State for example found that.
Having -- -- -- law would reduce recidivism by about 12%.
And that the high rate of installation on these devices the lower the chance of repeat offenders.
Ignition in Iraq -- -- could go even further without -- they were publicized really broadly so that all.
All drivers not just people who have been conviction that -- I know that if they're caught.
One of the penalties are gonna receive is putting in an Iraq on their vehicle.
The research -- 75%.
Of the people that are committed to you why eventually re offend and also two thirds of those that are required to put in -- -- in their car.
Going to put him in Martha.
And -- the primary guest has some extent so is there opposition to the study -- -- yet that there is -- out of -- people opposed to -- -- that out on the American beverage institute -- one a group that's opposing it saying that you know.
We represent 8000 restaurants in this should not be a one size fits all type situation should require everybody because a few are causing the problems.
In fact -- say it's you get to the states.
And our should not -- of the state should be up to the judges to make the final decision.
They also say it's costly quote require all -- to have these in and in ignition airlock would have a price tag of more than 430 million dollars.
To supervise the offenders.
Our concern when it comes the first -- mandate is that you're throwing out judicial discretion.
When talking about DUI offenders and you're also eliminating proportional response as it was an industry obviously we want to see our laws work.
And so right now these first offender mandates they don't work there too expensive people are complying.
There's legislation is also being debated in congress Martha trying to encourage states try to put these in more cars of course we'll keep you updated and how moves right now.
Again sixteen states requiring it and all for it for all DUI offenders.
Think Adam thank you very much California leads.
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