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Requiring suspended drunk drivers to install alcohol interlocks to reinstate their licenses: effective?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20528811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS: To evaluate a new method being used by some states for motivating interlock installation by requiring it as a prerequisite to reinstatement of the driver's license.
DESIGN: The driving records of Florida DWI offenders convicted between July 2002 and June 2008 were analyzed to determine the proportion of offenders subject to the interlock requirement who installed interlocks.
SETTING: Most driving-while-impaired (DWI) offenders succeed in avoiding state laws requiring the installation of a vehicle alcohol interlock.
PARTICIPANTS: A total of 82 318 Florida DWI offenders.
FINDINGS: Due to long periods of complete suspension when no driving was permitted and the failure to complete all the requirements imposed by the court, only 21 377 of the 82 318 offenders studied qualified for reinstatement, but 93% of those who qualified did install interlocks to be reinstated.
CONCLUSIONS: Because of the lengthy license suspensions and other barriers that the offenders face in qualifying for reinstatement, it is not clear that requiring a period on the interlock as a prerequisite to reinstating will greatly increase the current installment rate.
Authors:
Robert B Voas; S Scott Tippetts; Deborah Fisher; Milton Grosz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2010-06-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addiction (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1360-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  Addiction     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2011-03-28     Revised Date:  2014-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304118     Medline TA:  Addiction     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1422-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Alcoholic Intoxication / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Automobile Driving / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Automobiles
Breath Tests / instrumentation
Ethanol / analysis,  blood
Female
Florida / epidemiology
Humans
Licensure / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Logistic Models
Male
Mandatory Programs / organization & administration,  statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Protective Devices / utilization*
Recurrence / prevention & control
Social Control, Formal / methods*
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AA016758/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; K05 AA014260/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; P20 AA017831/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
3K9958V90M/Ethanol

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