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NTSB: All states should require ignition interlock devices

December 11, 2012 2:12:08 PM PST
A National Transportation Safety Board is now recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders.

The board says the devices are the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths which account for about one-third of the nation's 32,000 traffic deaths each year.

A recent study says 69 percent of wrong-way drivers had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit of 0.8.


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