You’ve been arrested, breathalyzed, booked and possibly even convicted of DWI. Things look pretty bad, and now the prospect of an ignition interlock is already looming. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, is a device that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been … [Read more...] about Getting an Ignition Interlock in North Carolina? Don’t Panic – the Worst is Already Over.
A fatal crash in Raleigh has raised a question about public safety: if a location is particularly treacherous for drunk drivers, is the government obliged to erect safeguards? Tough call. On the one hand, the government is responsible for making roads and streets safe. On the other hand, drivers … [Read more...] about Can You Engineer Out Drunk Driving?
Most users of ignition interlocks have installed the device because they’ve been ordered to by a judge or other official, or they’ve been advised to do so as proof of their good intentions prior to a court appearance. However, every installer also does voluntary ignition interlock installations … [Read more...] about Should I Volunteer to Have an Ignition Interlock Installed In My Car?
Many people who have never been arrested for DWI have no idea what an ignition interlock is. It’s just not part of their world, and that’s fine. But ignition interlocks, devices which keep a vehicle from starting if the driver has alcohol on his or her breath, are in the news. 25 states now … [Read more...] about 7 Ignition Interlock Myths Finally Put to Rest
Last Tuesday members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other concerned citizens held a press conference at the General Assembly in Raleigh. The purpose was urge the North Carolina Legislature to pass a law requiring first DWI offenders to install ignition interlocks in their vehicles. … [Read more...] about MADD Urges North Carolina to Pass a Vital Law: Ignition Interlocks for First DWI Offenders
Quite often the question comes up from North Carolina drivers who are required to use an ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer. I got a DUI a while back and am required to have an ignition interlock in my car. If I move to another state, can I remove the interlock? The likelihood of a “no” … [Read more...] about If I Leave North Carolina, Must My Ignition Interlock Go With Me?
Drunk driving continues to take a toll on lives in North Carolina. In 2013, the last year for which we have complete statistics, 372 people died in crashes in which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater. Many thousands more were injured. And while drunk driving is on the … [Read more...] about Confiscate Cars of DWI Offenders to Install an Ignition Interlock?
If you’ve been ordered to install in ignition interlock in your vehicle because of a North Carolina DWI, you might be tempted to blow it off and keep driving without one. Why? It costs money It’s inconvenient – you need to install it, use it, and have it monitored You can’t drink and drive- … [Read more...] about Driving Without Your Ignition Interlock in North Carolina? Better Read This