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Ignition Interlock Device Archives

How Effective are Ignition Interlock Devices in Deterring Drunk Driving?

How Effective are Ignition Interlock Devices in Deterring Drunk Driving.jpgIgnition interlock devices are commonly used to deter drunk driving. The device prevents a car from starting if a driver has consumed alcohol. The device can also prompt drivers to submit to additional tests while driving to ensure sobriety. In Michigan, a driver is ordered to install an ignition interlock device if he/she is convicted of High BAC (.17 or higher). The main objective of the Secretary of State ordering the defendant to use an ignition interlock device is to prevent recidivism. 

Michigan Ignition Interlock Program Reduces DUI Recidivism

ignitioninterlockpreventdrunkdriving.jpgIf you receive a High BAC (0.17 % or higher blood alcohol content) conviction or multiple DUI convictions in Michigan, you will be required to install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) in your motor vehicle (assuming your driving privileges are restored).