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How can ignition interlocks help prevent drunk driving?

Ignition interlocks prevent drivers who were convicted of alcohol-impaired driving from operating their vehicles if they have been drinking. Interlocks are effective in reducing re-arrest rates from drinking and driving by about two-thirds while the device is on the vehicle. Also, drivers with interlocks had fewer alcohol-impaired driving crashes than drivers who had their drivers’ licenses suspended because of a DWI conviction.

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