A new report, “Prevalence of High BAC in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatal Crashes,” published by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the most common Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) for drunk drivers in 2010 fatal crashes was .18. This is more that than twice the legal limit in all 50 states and the State of Florida. Overall, there was one alcohol-related fatality every hour.
Recently, Congress approved a $20 million program that will provide states with additional money if they require drivers convicted of drunk driving to have ignition interlock devices installed on their car.
Today, 17 states have laws mandating such devices for first-time DUI (driving under the influence) offenders who want to retain driving privileges..
At the end of the day, drunk driving has been a serious problem since the automobile was first used. Technology like the interlock devices can assist in enforcing the DUI laws.
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