The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a national study this year on currently installed Ignition Interlocks. TIRF is a road safety research institute that seeks to reduce impaired driving through raising awareness and sharing knowledge that saves lives. Their study is in conjunction with the Association of Ignition Interlock Program Administrators (AIIPA).
This report provides a measure of Ignition Interlock usage and growth in the U.S. on an annual basis. TIRF conducted their research from January 1 through August 31, 2016.
The Report: Currently Active Ignition Interlock Devices and Its Benefit to the U.S.
The purpose of TIRF’s report is to provide accurate and reliable Ignition Interlock data. This data allows states to see and compare an Interlock’s use on a yearly basis in their area. It also enables Interlock program managers and administrators to identify annual increases or decreases in program participation.
Another goal of their study was to provide a current, comprehensive view of Ignition Interlock Devices (IID). It shows how state administrators could modify and improve their current IID laws. Data for the project was gathered from courts, state offices and various Ignition Interlock manufacturers.
In Summary: Ignition Interlock Study Allows States to See Progress and Modify Laws for Improved Road Safety
In conclusion, the study shows there is an increase in Ignition Interlock installs because of the IID manufacturers’ data. The numbers they looked at are from 2015 and 2014.
It is also likely that stricter Ignition Interlock law changes increased participation in DUI offenders to be on the IID program. This data was measured from 11 states, and out of these states, some had passed a stronger Ignition Interlock law.
All in all, the annual Ignition Interlock Study from TIRF is eye-opening and informative. It can persuade other states, because of the numbers and data, to adopt stronger IID laws to combat drunken driving.
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