Ignition Interlocks Will Save More Lives in Nevada Starting in 2018

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Senate Bill 259 is well underway in Nevada, and will take effect January 2018.

The new law will allow DUI offenders to install an Ignition Interlock into their vehicle to continue driving with a revoked license.

Should someone opt for the Ignition Interlock, their license revocation period will extend to 185 days instead of 90. The new law will also allow someone to use an Ignition Interlock while their case is still pending.

Senate Bill 259 will create safer roadways in Nevada. It will also allow people to continue to drive safely, and get back to their everyday routine.

Nevada Ignition Interlock, DUI Law Right Now

The current law states that only DUI offenders with a BrAC level of .18 will receive an Ignition Interlock Device, or IID, as part of their court order. The usual nationwide BrAC legal limit is .08.

Ignition Interlocks are a Safety Tool Against Drunk Driving

Studies show that all-offender Ignition Interlock laws save more lives than states less strict Interlock laws.

According to MADD’s report, an Ignition Interlock has stopped a drunk driving car start 6,222 times in Nevada from December 2006 to December 2016. These drivers had a BrAC level of at least .08, and had an Ignition Interlock in their vehicles.

With Nevada’s recent passing of this bill, the Silver State will have a higher number of saved lives.

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Ignition Interlocks are the only tool to combat drunken driving. Choose Smart Start, the industry leader, to help you get back on the road safely.

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