Breathalyzer Ignition Interlock Devices in New Law
A new law passed in California means that starting on January 1, 2019, Breathalyzer ignition interlock devices will be required for those who are convicted of drunk driving. The offenders will be required to have the ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle for a period of five months or longer. Lawmakers who passed SB-1046 say that they are hoping lives will be saved by this increased measure to keep drunk drivers off the roadways. It is estimated by experts in ignition interlock systems that up to 35,000 drivers in California may be required to use this new measure next year.