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Nova Scotia's Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Flexin, Apr 25, 2015.

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

    Apr 25, 2012
    Truck Driver
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Nova Scotia's Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program (A-I-I-P)

    is keeping Nova Scotians safer from drunk drivers.

    Government has been doing research on the effectiveness of

    the interlock device for the past five years. Research results

    showed that program participants were 90 per cent less likely to

    drive impaired when the device was installed on their vehicle and

    79 per cent less likely even once the device was removed.

    An interlock device is used to measure blood alcohol content

    by having the driver breathe into a tube connected to the device.

    The car will not start if the driver's blood alcohol reading is

    greater than 0.02 per cent.

    Based on the results, government is developing an action

    plan for the continued use of the interlock device in Nova


    Read the rest here.

    How do you feel about this program? I think it is a good thing and should be used as after someones first offense.

    I'm not sure if it is done now but it should log each start, time of day and reading. Since it is used for, "The design of the program was based on best practice so that participants would have the best opportunity for rehabilitation and behavior change," it should log it to see any change. If you have a driver that is having the ignition lock him/her out daily then this driver hasn't changed. That driver should have their license revoked.

    There are way too many repeat offenders. One user on Twitter said they should get a lifetime ban with the first DUI. That would be great but I don't see it happening. This is the next best thing.

    Nothing will stop them from using a different car, other then a jail cell. But if they have their own car then they might not plan to take a different one.

    What are you opinions on this?

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