Last week, legislation was introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide financial incentives to states that require all convicted drunk drivers to use an ignition interlock device. As you know, ignition interlocks are a key component of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.
As a MADD supporter, we need your help. Please contact your member of Congress and ask them to tell Chairman John Mica they support his efforts on ignition interlocks.
The debate about the effectiveness of ignition interlocks is over. Fifteen peer-reviewed studies show interlocks significantly reduce DUI recidivism. The Centers for Disease Control has reviewed this research and recommends that all drunk drivers be required to use these devices. Emailing your member of Congress will only take a few minutes.
By including ignition interlock incentive grants as part of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, Congress will send a clear message that all drunk drivers deserve an interlock, and the incentives provided in the bill will encourage more states to do just that.