Debate over breathalyzers in cars of DUI offenders
Is measure a good idea?
- Duration 2:32
- Date May 25, 2012
Is measure a good idea?
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-- interesting debate has emerged over drunk driving now a national safety group is proposing putting -- wiser is an all cars.
-- DUY offenders for banning drivers from starting up their cars if the device detect any alcohol.
The several groups is fighting as saying.
It's gonna hurt business is gonna cost states millions of dollars and congress is currently discussing the issue that house -- live in -- LA bureau with more -- You're gonna -- the debates over whether or not these alcohol testing devices should be -- cars for all DUI offenders first timer not.
In fact there's even some suggestion they should be in all cars period whether you're -- DUI offender or not.
Or DW I offender or not.
Right now only sixteen states require them for.
All -- -- the ignition -- locks for anyone who's been convicted of a DUI offense.
Including first time offenders there's another seven states also considering it as well.
Most states only require ignition locks for hardcore or repeat offenders -- really have two different issues there the ones are required for all offenders and the ones are required for only the hard -- offenders.
Now proponents -- -- a recent study on Washington State.
By the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was founded in airlock law reduces -- offenders by 12%.
And a higher rate of installation of these devices the lower the chance of repeat offenders.
But opponents argue there shouldn't be a one size fits all type of punishment and that state shouldn't legislate -- judges to just punish.
Ignition in -- -- laws could go even further without if they were publicized really broadly so that all.
All drivers not just people had been convicted that the -- I know that if they're caught.
One of the penalties are gonna receive is putting him in Iraq on their vehicle.
Our concern is that these low BAC first time offender mandates that groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and people in the federal government are really pushing for.
That really what that what it's about is putting alcohol sensing technology in -- cars as original equipment and treating all Americans like criminals.
-- research finds that 75%.
Of offenders drive illegally after the DWY arrested one problem of course with the mission to get a lot is that compliance rates only to our 23 of all offenders don't -- install the court mandated in her locks on top -- -- all the American beverage institute.
Which represents about 8000 restaurants here in the country.
They say that the costs to states to -- all this.
Is about 430.
Million dollars at the very least and they say at this time stay still have that kind of money to enforce this type of legislators.
I'll talk to this story Adam thank you.