Navigation Links
MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders
Date:5/11/2009

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 petitions to Governor Paterson's office today showing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to Drunk Driving.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO)

A key part of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving includes legislation pending in the New York State legislature that would expand the state's ignition interlock program to include first time convicted DWI offenders. The bill, Senate Bill 27B and Assembly Bill 7196A would require an ignition interlock for first time offenders during the license revocation periods following a DWI conviction. Research shows that first-time offenders arrested for drunk driving have driven drunk more than 87 times before their first arrest.

"New York needs Assembly Bill 7196A and Senate Bill 27B to move forward in the legislative process," says Michele Fonda, of MADD New York. "We know this technology works for first time convicted drunk drivers, and now we need to implement these advances on our roads. Too many drunk driving offenders are back on the road, and it is our duty to ensure that they only drive sober and do not risk the lives of others."

An alcohol ignition interlock is a breath test device linked to a vehicle's ignition system. Interlocks are used as a condition of probation for drunk driving offenders after their driver's licenses have been reinstated. When a driver wishes to start his or her vehicle, he or she must first blow into the device. The vehicle will not start unless the driver's alcohol level is below a pre-set BAC. Multiple studies on interlocks for both first-time and repeat offenders show that Interlocks reduce repeat drunk driving offenses by an average of 64 percent.(1)

MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, launched in November 2006, includes intensive, high-visibility law enforcement, full implementation of alcohol ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, development of advanced vehicle technologies to prevent drunk driving and grassroots support. www.madd.org

NOTES:

(1) Willis, C., Lybrand, S., & Bellamy, N. "Alcohol Ignition Interlock Programs for Reducing Drunk Driving Recidivism." Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews (2005).


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hawaii Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
2. ALS Therapy Development Institute Delivers Impassioned Testimony to Congressional Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs
3. Movero Delivers Over 10,000 Training Sessions for Physicians Using Mobile ePrescription Applications
4. Response Biomedical Corporation Delivers Record Preliminary Revenues in First Quarter
5. Rhode Island Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers; $1 Increase Gives State Highest Cigarette Tax in the Nation
6. IQMax Delivers Healthcare Solutions to Blackberry Devices
7. AMICAS Delivers Advanced Integration Framework to Monroe Clinic
8. SonicWALL Delivers Flexible High-Performance Threat Management for ZirMed
9. Medco Delivers Fourth-Quarter GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 42 Percent; 2008 Full-Year GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 31 Percent
10. Arkansas Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
11. Accordent Delivers Medical Lecture Capture Platform for University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch ... innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized nutrition that are helping patients and physicians ... years in the last 3 decades,” says Dr. Valentine Fuster, a world-renowned cardiologist. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... diagnostic imaging systems and the first company to offer robotic imaging to ... at their tradeshow booth # 941 for the American Association of Equine Practitioners ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, ... Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, known as the Last Generation, started in 1934 ... details line up exactly with Bible Prophecy – a protected way for those who ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, Thanksgiving morning, ... different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery ... Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 ... the National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National ... the 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 ... "In Vitro Diagnostics/IVD Market by Product (Instruments, Reagents, ... Application (Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) - ... market is valued at USD 60.22 Billion in ... a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 On Thursday, December ... excellence in research, development and innovation in the biopharmaceutical ... was held in the presence of Sergey Tsyb, Vice ... Russian Federation , Natalia Sanina, First Vice Chairman ... , Head of Roszdravnadzor, National Service of Control in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 bioLytical Laboratories, ein Weltführer bei schnellen ... Mitgliedern des Apothekenbundes von Kenia eingeführt. Continue ... ... HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical wurde ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: