Alcohol Detection Technology
"Should alcohol detection technology be installed in cars to reduce drunk driving?"
Interlock ignition technology prevents a severely drunk driver from operating his or her vehicle. The device prevents the car from starting if the driver who blows into it has an alcohol level above a certain point, according to MSNBC.com. Some states are requiring those convicted of DUIs or DWIs to use ignition interlock devices to prevent repeat offenses. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is a main group advocating states to change legislation cracking down on drunk drivers.
- Georgia, as well as 7 other states, requires ignition interlock laws for drunk drivers convicted for the second time.
- 31 other states mandate ignition interlock devices in cars of drivers who have been convicted of a BAC higher than the legal limit.
Kalka & Baer LLC has represented several clients who have been injured by a Georgia drunk driver. One prominent case involved an Atlanta driver charged with open container possession who hit a horse and carriage injuring the driver as well as the passengers. If you have been injured by an intoxicated driver, contact Kalka & Baer LLC, legal experts in drunk driving car accidents.