Press Release Distribution

Members Login  |  Register  |  Why Join?   Follow us on Google+Follow us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInFind Us on FacebookSubscribe to our RSS FeedsSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelFind us on RebelMouse

Video Releases    |    Pricing & Distribution Plans    |    Today's News    |    News By Category    |    News By Date    |    Business Directory
All Press Releases for December 06, 2013 »
RSS Feeds RSS Feed     Print this news Printer Friendly     Email this news Email It    Create PDF PDF Version   

Boston officials cracking down on DUIs with ignition interlock devices

Individuals who are ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed will need to understand the basics.
x-small text small text medium text large text

    December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In 2006, Boston cracked down on drunk drivers by implementing stricter DUI penalties, including the use of ignition interlock devices on vehicles of those who are charged with a DUI. Since the law was signed into effect at that time, more than 4,000 drivers across Massachusetts have been mandated to utilize an interlock device on their vehicle. Many other states in America followed suit by also creating interlock device programs in their local legislature. Although some critics argue that the device is not reliable, Boston officials have determined that it does indeed have a significant effect on the amount of DUI re-arrests.

In 2011, 114 people were killed in fatal drunk driving accidents, which accounts for nearly 34 percent of all traffic fatalities across Massachusetts. This is a 6.6 percent decrease from the prior year. Critics are uncertain if the decrease has a link to the more stringent implementation of the ignition interlock device laws.

Ignition interlock device basics

Individuals who are ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed will need to understand the basics, including:
- Defendants must get an IID from a state-approved installer.
- The device is then wired into your vehicle's ignition system, and requires the driver to submit a breath sample before the vehicle will start.
- If the breath alcohol content is below the set legal limit, the car will start.
- In order to increase user compliance and reliability, subsequent samples will be required periodically throughout the ride.
- Defendants are responsible for any costs associated with owning the interlock device, including periodic maintenance and calibration.

There are several different types of interlock devices depending on the vehicle you're driving and the judge's discretion.

Current Massachusetts IID regulations

Currently, there are nearly six thousand interlock devices in use across the state of Massachusetts. Ignition interlock devices are mandatory for those charged with a multiple incidents. They are not, however, required in those vehicles where the driver has been charged with their first DUI offense. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is asking Americans to demand stricter legislature on IIDs and DUIs for first-time offenders.

Enlist the help of an attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI offense, it is best to enlist the help of an experienced DUI attorney. A reputable attorney will have the latest information on Boston's DUI laws, including the ignition interlock regulations. Call an attorney to discuss all of your options and to maximize the results of your case.

Visit us at

Press release service and press release distribution provided by

# # #

Read more Press Releases from FL Web Advantage:

Contact Information:
FL Web Advantage

E-Mail: Email us Here
If you have any questions regarding information in this press release, please contact the person listed in the contact module of this page. Please do not attempt to contact 24-7PressRelease. We are unable to assist you with any information regarding this release. 24-7PressRelease disclaims any content contained in this press release. Please see our complete Terms of Service disclaimer for more information.