Put a Lock on Alcohol-Impaired Driving

“In 2012, some 9,900 people in the United States died in crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations above the legal limit –an average of one death every 53 minutes. AAA is saying enough and is calling on legislators to curb these preventable deaths in Georgia by requiring ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Ignition interlock devices require a driver to blow into the device and register a sober blood alcohol level. If the driver has been drinking and is unable to pass the breath test, the car will not start…Research shows that it can reduce repeat offenses by two-thirds.” (p. 62)

To learn more, visit AAA.com/GetInvolved

Source: AAA Living, January/February 2014, p. 62

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