Alcohol ignition interlocks are a proven tool to effectively monitor drunk driving offenders and reduce recidivism. Today, almost all U.S. jurisdictions have implemented an alcohol interlock law targeting repeat and high-BAC offenders. More recently, multiple jurisdictions have moved to also include some or all first offenders in alcohol interlock legislation and several others are considering such laws.

The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for First Offenders: A Case Study prepared by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation illustrates the relevant decision-making issues and importance of translating legislation and policy into practice and procedures for a meaningful and successful interlock program. Also available: Executive Summary - The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for First Offenders: A Case Study

The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for Offenders: A Roadmap was designed to help administrators and staff plan, develop, and implement improvements to alcohol interlock strategies to ensure that the goals and objectives of legislation are achieved. Also available: Executive Summary - The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for Offenders: A Roadmap