SA-6 Increase the number of States with mandatory ignition interlock laws for first and repeat impaired driving offenders in the United States

National Data Source
Status of State Ignition Interlock Laws; Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
13 (2009)
Target
51
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of States with mandatory ignition interlock laws for first and repeat impaired driving offenders
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Almost all states have some sort of ignition interlock law. At the launch of HP 2020, Alabama and South Dakota do not have an ignition interlock law. A number of States—have mandatory ignition interlock provisions for all offenses. Other States offer a strong incentive to install an interlock device on the first conviction. Hawaii’s mandatory ignition interlock law goes into effect in 2011.

References and More Information

  1. Mothers Against Drunk Driving: .Status of State Ignition Interlock Laws. Home page. http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/campaign/status-of-state-ignition.html. August 2010.
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures: Issues & Research - Transportation - State Ignition Interlock Laws. Home page. http://www.ncsl.org/Default.aspx?TabId=13558. August 2010. Questions Used To Obtain the National Baseline Data