In December, 2012 the Associated Press reported on the National Transportation
Safety Board's statements regarding ignition interlock devices. The
board stressed that every state should require all drivers convicted for
driving under the influence to use an apparatus that would inhibit them
from starting a vehicle's engine if their breath tests positive for
alcohol. The board also stated that the ignition interlock devices are
the best solution on the market to thwart the amount of DUI related driving
deaths. In fact, 17 states already require these devices for convicted
drunken drivers and many
experienced DUI defense attorneys recommend this to the courts. There are roughly 32,000 traffic deaths per
year and over 1/3 of these are caused by people driving under the influence.
The board also insisted that the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration) to expedite its research efforts with automakers to develop
methods that can determine a driver's BAC utilizing infrared light
when the driver presses an ignition button. If the blood alcohol content
is too high, the vehicle won't start. The technology, which is breath-based
rather than touch-activated, is currently in place in many workplace drug-testing
programs. The National Transportation Safety Board stated, "If these
systems were incorporated into all new vehicles, it could potentially
prevent an estimated 7,000 DUI-related deaths a year."
If you are facing DUI charges in Reno, Nevada, you should contact an experienced
Reno DUI defense attorney who can help you reach the best outcome possible, after evaluating the
circumstances of your case. Call Joey Gilbert & Associates today for
a free confidential consultation.
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